Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 25 September 2014
  • NO. 5070
  • VOL. 145

Council of the University:

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 10 October.

(a) Regulations relating to the use of the facilities of the Bodleian Libraries

Explanatory Note

The changes below reframe the regulations as a set of enabling principles embodying the Bodleian Library declaration, and give the Curators of the University Libraries the power to make or amend rules governing conduct and behaviour in the Bodleian Libraries. Such rules will be brought to the reasonable notice of all readers and visitors in the Libraries and published at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/rules. The purpose of the change is to enable the phrasing of rules to provide greater clarity and consistency as to acceptable conduct and behaviour in the Bodleian Libraries, and be enforceable and practical for both readers and staff of the Bodleian Libraries.

Text of Regulations

1 Delete existing Libraries Curators Regulations 1 of 2006, concerning the use of the facilities of the Bodleian Libraries, and substitute new Libraries Curators Regulations 1 of 2014:

'Libraries Curators Regulations 1 of 2014

REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE FACILITIES OF THE BODLEIAN LIBRARIES

1.  These regulations are made by the Curators in exercise of their responsibilities set out in section 3 of Statute VIII and in accordance with regulation 24.6(6) in Part 24 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002.

Application

2. The Bodleian Libraries, as defined in section 2 of Statute VIII, operate as a single library service. These regulations shall apply to each and every facility within the Bodleian Libraries and the service as a whole.

Admission

3. A person may use a library only after being formally registered as a reader. With the exception of short-term readers admitted on day passes, all readers must have a valid University or Library Card.

4. All readers are deemed to have subscribed to, and must adhere to, the Bodleian Library declaration. The declaration reads:

"I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, or to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document, or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library or kindle therein any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library."

Conduct in the Libraries

5.  Additional rules relating to the conduct of readers in the Bodleian Libraries shall be as published from time to time by the Curators of the University Libraries (referred to in these regulations as the "Rules of Conduct"1) .

6. The Curators of the University Libraries shall ensure that the Rules of Conduct, as may be amended from time to time, are brought to the reasonable notice of all readers and visitors in the Libraries, and readers must adhere to them.

7. Unless otherwise dealt with by the Rules of Conduct, infringement or attempted infringement of these regulations or Rules of Conduct shall be dealt with under the disciplinary procedures of the University as set out in Statute XI and any associated regulations and protocols.'

2 In Part 24 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Curators of the University Libraries, delete existing regulation 24.6 and substitute (new text underlined):

'24.6. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the collections, libraries, and other units within the Bodleian Libraries in accordance with section 3 of Statute VIII, the curators shall be responsible, under Council:

(1) for ensuring that provision is made for the University's library and information requirements for teaching and research;

(2) for advising Council on any other proposals involving the use of resources in the University for library and information provision for teaching and research;

(3) for ensuring that the University's major research libraries are maintained as a national and international scholarly resource;

(4) for advising Council as necessary on the University's trusteeship of the collections held in its libraries, including, where appropriate, advising on the need for specialist legal or financial advice;

(5) for advising Council, as appropriate, on the application of any aspect of library and information service policy to university libraries and information services not within the Bodleian Libraries;

(6) for making, amending, and publishing regulations, subject to approval by Council, for the control, management, and security of the use of the facilities of the Bodleian Libraries;

(7) for making, amending, and publishing rules of conduct relating to the conduct of readers in the Bodleian Libraries;

(8) for such other responsibilities as may be determined by Council from time to time.'


1Note: Rules of Conduct in the Bodleian Libraries can be found at: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/rules.

(b) Regulations for Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

Explanatory Note

The following change explains that Congregation has the power to deprive any person of any degree from the University whether or not they are a graduate of the University. This brings honorary degrees and degrees by diploma within the scope of the regulation.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 22 of 2002, delete existing Part 3 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'3.1. Congregation shall have the power to deprive any individual of any degreegraduate of the University of his or her degree or degrees for any reason it thinks fit.

3.2. Save in respect of Honorary Degrees and Degrees by Diploma, Tthe procedure for de-gradation shall be determined by Council on each occasion.

3.3. The procedure for the de-gradation of Honorary Degrees and Degrees by Diploma shall be as laid down by Council from time to time.'

(c) Committee on Honorary Degrees

Explanatory Note

The following change updates the regulations for the Committee on Honorary Degrees to enable the committee to make recommendations to Council on any proposal for the revocation of an honorary degree or degree by diploma referred to the committee by the Registrar. The opportunity is also taken to amend the regulations so that they are line with Council's standing orders as they relate to the committee.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, delete existing Part 21, concerning the Committee on Honorary Degrees, and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'21.1. The Committee on Honorary Degrees shall:,

(a) after consultation with Council on proposed names, take decisions on names to be put to Congregation for the conferral of Honorary Degrees and, where appropriate, Degrees by Diploma; and

(b) make recommendations to Council on any proposal for the revocation of an honorary degree or degree by diploma referred to the committee by the Registrar.

21.2 The committee shall consist of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;,

(2) the Assessor;, together with

(3) the Public Orator;

(4)–(9) not more thanup to six members of Council appointed by Council, one of whom shall be the chair; and

(10)–(11) up to twothree other members of Congregation not on Council, all appointed by Council.,

21.3 Tthe period of appointment tofor appointed members shall be one year renewable for a maximum of four years.'

Council of the University

Declaration of Approval of Nomination of external member of Council

No request for a ballot having been received, the proposal to appoint Mr David Norgrove as a member of Council for four years from Michaelmas term 2014 is deemed to have been approved on 25 July 2014.

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Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Aoki, Y, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Ashdown, H F, Somerville

Baker, S E, Lady Margaret Hall

Berenguer Rico, V, Mansfield

Berestycki, J, Magdalen

Ciubotaru, D H, Somerville

Davies, H M, Estates Services

De Vos, M F H, Kellogg

Douaud, G L A, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Dougan, B, IT Services

Drysdale, S B, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Duff, G W, St Hilda's

Dunne, M D, Development Office

Fendley, P R, All Souls

Foster, W G, Saïd Business School

Gardner, D, Faculty of Philosophy

Gatscher, S, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Giraud, E J, Lincoln

Gledhill, J G, St Cross

Gonzalez Ocantos, E A, Nuffield

Goulart, P J, St Edmund Hall

Greenhough, B J, Keble

Hale, T N, St Antony's

Harrington, L A, Lady Margaret Hall

Heller, Y, Queen's

Hellmann, T F, Faculty of Management

Holweg, M, Linacre

Hopcroft, P J, Linacre

Howick, J, Kellogg

Joosten, J T A, Christ Church

Kosmidis, S, Faculty of Social Studies

Kuzmova, S, Faculty of History

Lawrence, T, Faculty of Management

Leek, R D, Wolfson

Lowe, E D, Department of Biochemistry

Luke, N, Department of Education

Lumbard, D, Hertford

McGilvray, M, St Catherine's

Maglaque, E N, Oriel

Maitlis, S L, Faculty of Management

Makkreel, J L, Estates Services

Mascarenhas, S, St Catherine's

Mathieu, C S, St John's

Matin, R N H, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Moreno de Barreda, I, St Peter's

Morten, K J, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Neale, V R, Balliol

Nelstrop, L A, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Nie, H, Development Office

Omissi, A, Oriel

Parker, J L, Department of Biochemistry

Piatti, I, Green Templeton

Pollard, M C, Pembroke

Propper, C H, Development Office

Proudfoot, E G, Lincoln

Robinson, R A, St Catherine's

Ruggeri, A, Brasenose

Sanders, E J, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Saumarez Smith, O, Lincoln

Steel, A, Wadham

Stewart, A C, Centre for Tropical Medicine

Sturgis, A J, Worcester

Style, R W, Faculty of Mathematics

Sweetland, S, Green College

Ternette, N M N, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Thornton, S J, Department of Education

Tomlinson, J W, Keble

Tosca, N J, St Peter's

Van Breugel, J A, Development Office

Vihola, M S, Mansfield

Whitworth, S A, RDM Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Wickings, C, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Wilkinson, D, Green Templeton

Witherick, D K, e-Research Centre

Yu, A R, Department of Oncology

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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