Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 18 June 2015
  • NO. 5101
  • VOL. 145

General Purposes Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 July.

Establishment of the Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund in memory of Elizabeth Collins, a former student of the University. The fund will support undergraduate students of Chemistry or, exceptionally, Medicine or Physics, who are experiencing unforeseen hardship.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §73 as follows, and renumber existing §73 onwards by plus one:

'§73. Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the aggregate sum of approximately £148,000 to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards financial awards for undergraduate students at the University who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or the United States and who are experiencing unforeseen hardship.  Eligible students must be reading Chemistry, unless no eligible Chemistry students have applied for an award for at least one year, in which circumstance only, the University may, in its discretion, make awards to eligible students reading Medicine or Physics.

4. The University shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the names of those benefiting from financial awards made in accordance with regulation 3 are notified to Mrs Sarah Collins during her lifetime, and thereafter to Miss Catherine Collins during her lifetime.

5. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the University Hardship Committee or its successor.

6. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

7. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.

8. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

9. Regulations 1–11 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

10. Subject to regulation 11, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

11. Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'

Congregation11 June

Elections

The results of the elections for Council, the Curators of the University Libraries, the Visitors of the Botanic Garden and the Delegacy for Military Instruction will be published in the Gazette of 25 June.

Congregation16 June

(1) Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising the use of space in the Robert Hooke building

(2) Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising the use of space in the Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute

(3) Declaration of Approval of Changes to Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002: Religious Services and Sermons

(4) Declaration of Approval of the Suspension of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002: Religious Services and Sermons

(5) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute VIII: Libraries, Museums and Scientific Collections, and the University Press

(6) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Hensley Henson Fund

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared approved the resolutions (1) authorising the use of space in the Robert Hooke building and (2) authorising the use of space in the Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute; the changes to Congregation Regulations (3) concerning Religious Services and Sermons; the suspension of Congregation Regulations (4) concerning Religious Services and Sermons; and the legislative proposals (5) concerning Statute VIII and (6) concerning the Hensley Henson Fund.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Carrington, M N, Lincoln

Evans, A L, Student Administration

Parrott, M J, Kellogg

Pierrehumbert, J B, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Divisional and Faculty Boards

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below.