Congregation

  • Thursday 16 October 2014
  • NO. 5073
  • VOL. 145

Congregation20 October

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Congregation4 November

2pm

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 27 October, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they wish to speak or intend to ask a question concerning the Vice-Chancellor's Oration under item 1 or oppose or amend the resolution under item 2 below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If such notice has not been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise or the meeting has been adjourned, the Oration shall be presented and the resolution carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the Vice-Chancellor on 7 October will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The Oration is published with this week's Gazette.

(2) Voting on a Resolution authorising the use of space in the St Cross Building

Explanatory Note

The St Cross Building was constructed in the early 1960s to provide accommodation for the libraries, lecture theatres and offices of the Faculties of Law and English, which remain in the building today, and the Institute of Economics and Statistics, which was absorbed into the Department of Economics in 2000 and relocated to the neighbouring Manor Road Building.

In July 2014, Council gave project approval for Phase II of a project to redevelop the St Cross Building. The key aims of these works are to provide reconfigured and improved space for all building occupants and better access for those with mobility impairments. Phase I of the redevelopment brought vacant space into use, increasing the area available to the Faculty of Law. Phase II will further increase the space available to the faculty, enabling one of its sub-units – the Centre for Criminology – to move into the building.

As the Phase II increase will take the faculty’s total allocation within the St Cross Building above the threshold of 600 sqm, a Resolution of Congregation is required, and Council now commends this use of space to Congregation.

Text of Resolution

That approximately 957 sqm net usable area in the St Cross Building (building number 228) be allocated to the Faculty of Law from 15 September 2015 or from the commencement of the construction stage of the project (whichever is the later date) for a period of five years in the first instance.

Congregation27 November

Elections

Divisional Boards

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Social Sciences Board

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation4 December

Elections

Divisional Boards

Humanities Board

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of History

Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122.shtml). A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Mrs F Burchett at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80199; email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).