Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 30 October 2014
  • NO. 5075
  • 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 14 November.

(a) Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences

Explanatory Note

These changes replace the out-of-date reference to the Faculty of Physiological Sciences in regulation 2, regarding the managerial responsibility for the trust fund relating to the Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences, with reference instead to the Medical Sciences Board.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, amend existing §21 relating to the Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'1. The University accepts with gratitude an anonymous gift of £10,000 in memory of Dr Peter Beaconsfield to create a fund the income of which shall be applied to the establishment of the Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences.

2. The prize shall be awarded under rules approved by the Medical Sciences Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences, which shall be the board of management of the prize.'

(b) Voltaire Foundation Fund

Explanatory Note

These amendments record changes to the way appointments to the management board of the Voltaire Foundation Fund are made, and correct the out-of-date reference to the Curators of the Taylor Institution, such that the appointments process can be handled directly by the Humanities Division.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, amend existing §363 relating to the Voltaire Foundation Fund, as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'1. The University accepts with gratitude the bequest of the late T D N Besterman, which shall form a fund to be called the Voltaire Foundation Fund.

2. The said fund shall be applied to the completion or continuation of the publications and research within the field of Enlightenment and eighteenth-century studies begun by the late T.D.N. Besterman, and, as and when progress on these allows, the undertaking of other publications and research projects of a similar nature, the financing of scholarships, lecturerships, and research within the same field and the improvement of research collections and facilities in the Taylor Institution with these aims in view.

3. The fund shall be administered by a committee consisting of the following: board of management appointed by the Humanities Division Board. The board of management shall be responsible for applying the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the fund.

(1)–(2) two persons appointed by Council;

(3)–(8) six persons appointed by the Curators of the Taylor Institution.

The period of office of appointed members shall be four years and they shall be reeligible. Casual vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired residue of the period. The committee may co-opt not more than three additional members for periods of four years.

4. The committee shall present an annual report and accounts to the Curators of the University Chest and to the Curators of the Taylor Institution.'

(c) Establishment of the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book Fund for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book in the University.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §18 as follows, and renumber existing §19 onwards by plus one:

'§18. Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £850,000 from Dr Ebadollah Bahari 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 Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book 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, towards establishing and maintaining the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book in the University.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Curators of the University Libraries.

5. 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.

6. 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 and the Fellowship.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. 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.'

(d) Establishment of the Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies Fund for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §17 as follows, and renumber existing §18 onwards by plus one:

'§17. Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £2,000,000 from Dr Ebadollah Bahari 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 Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies 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, towards establishing and maintaining the Bahari Lectureship in Sasanian Studies in the University.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board.

5. 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.

6. 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 and the Lectureship.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. 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.'

(e) Establishment of the Oxford Mathematical Institute Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Oxford Mathematical Institute Fund for the purpose of supporting the Mathematical Institute.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §267 as follows, and renumber existing §267 onwards by plus one:

'§267. Oxford Mathematical Institute Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of US$1,000,000 from Dr John Moussouris via Americans for Oxford, Inc. to be held as expendable 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 Oxford Mathematical Institute Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund (if any) 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 (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the support of the Mathematical Institute.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Head of the Mathematical Institute, ex officio, who shall be chair;

(2) the Deputy Head of the Mathematical Institute, ex officio;

(3) the Director of Graduate Studies at the Mathematical Institute, ex officio; and

(4), (5) two members of the Mathematical Institute appointed by its Departmental Committee for a term of three years.

The Head of Administration and Finance of the Mathematical Institute shall be the Secretary to the Board. The Board may make and amend standing orders consistent with these regulations governing the administration of the Fund and the application of its income.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. 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.'

(f) Establishment of the Peter Moores Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Peter Moores Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology Fund for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Peter Moores Lectureship in Chinese Archaeology.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §276 as follows, and renumber existing §276 onwards by plus one:

'§276. Peter Moores Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of approximately £1,400,000 from Merton College representing the transfer of a gift made by the Peter Moores Foundation, to be held as expendable 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 Peter Moores Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund (if any) 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 (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards establishing and maintaining the Peter Moores Lectureship in Chinese Archaeology ("the Lectureship") and in doing so by paying the salary, allowances, benefits and other expenses of the person who from time to time holds the post of the Lectureship. The Lecturer shall undertake research, lecture and teach in Chinese archaeology. If the salary, expenses and overheads of the Lecturer are wholly or partly covered from other sources or there are further funds available, any surplus income in any year may, at the discretion of the University, be applied towards the advancement of education, learning, teaching, scholarship and research in the field of Chinese archaeology or be placed on reserve for expenditure in the subsequent year as if it were income of that subsequent year.

4. Notwithstanding regulation 3 above, if, at any time following a period of at least five years from the first appointment of a Lecturer, the Lectureship is discontinued by the University for any reason, the University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, for the advancement of education for the benefit of the public in the field of Archaeology.

5. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Social Sciences Divisional Board.

6. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 3 April 2035, 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 and the Lectureship.

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 regulations 3 or 4 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.'

(g) Establishment of the Wang Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Wang Scholarship Fund for the purpose of awarding scholarships to graduate students commencing a DPhil course of study in Mathematics.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §368 as follows, and renumber existing §368 onwards by plus one:

'§368. Wang Scholarship Fund

1. The University acknowledges with gratitude the receipt of £100,000 and commitments for a further £400,000 from Dr Zhaodong Wang to be held as expendable 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 Wang Scholarship Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund (if any) 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 (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the awarding of scholarships to be known as the Wang Scholarships ("the Scholarships"). The Scholarships shall be available to graduate students demonstrating exceptional academic merit and/or potential commencing a DPhil course of study in Mathematics at the University.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Head of the Mathematical Institute, ex officio, who shall be chair;

(2) the Deputy Head of the Mathematical Institute, ex officio

(3) the Director of Graduate Studies at the Mathematical Institute, ex officio; and

(4), (5) two members of the Mathematical Institute appointed by its Departmental Committee for a term of three years.

The Head of Administration and Finance of the Mathematical Institute shall be the Secretary to the Board.

5. 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.

6. 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 and the Scholarships.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. 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.'

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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:

Bergel, G E, Faculty of English Language and Literature

Booth, M L, Magdalen

Bruna, M, St John's

Gordon-Reed, A, Queen's

Hueting, R, Oriel

Quinn, N N, St John's

Samsonova, A, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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