Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 19 May 2016
  • NO. 5133
  • VOL. 146

Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

Change in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 June.

(a) Renaming of the Professors (two) of Experimental Physics

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and the Department of Physics, rename the two Professors of Experimental Physics as the Henry Moseley Centenary Professor of Physics and the Donald H Perkins Professor of Experimental Physics and update outdated references in the regulations, including the research domain of the posts.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professors (two) of Experimental Physics' and substitute:

'Henry Moseley Centenary Professor of Experimental Physics

Donald H Perkins Professor of Experimental Physics'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §277 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§277. Henry Moseley Centenary Professors (two) of Experimental Physics

1. There shall be two Henry Moseley Centenary Professors of Experimental Physics, both of whom shall undertake research in Experimental Physics Computing Systems and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. The professors shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;    

(4)–(5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) a four persons appointed by the Mathematical, and Physical and Life Sciences Board;  

(7)–(9) three persons elected by  the Management Committee of the Physics Department.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

3 Ibid, insert new §278 as follows and renumber existing §278 onwards by plus one:

'§278. Donald H Perkins Professor of Experimental Physics

1. The Donald H Perkins Professor of Experimental Physics shall undertake research in Experimental Physics and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;    

(4)–(5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;  

(7)–(9) three persons elected by the Management Committee of the Physics Department.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

(b) Merton Professor of English Language

Explanatory Note

The following changes rename the Merton Professor of English Language as the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and revise the subject specialism. The regulations have also been updated to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004 and to remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Merton Professor of English Language' and substitute 'Merton Professor of English Language and Literature'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §87 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§87. Merton Professor of English Language and Literature

1. The Merton Professor of English Language and Literature shall lecture and give instruction in the history of English Literature during and since the period of Chaucer, on the works of authors writing in English, on the language of literature and on the principles of literary criticism in the history and structure of the English Language with special reference to the language of literature.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of Merton College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Warden of Merton College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Merton College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Merton College;

(4), (5) a person two persons appointed by Council;

(5) a person appointed by the General Board;

(6) the Head of the Humanities Division or his or her nominee;

(6), (7)–(9) two three persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature;.

(8) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

Congregation17 May

Good Governance of the University in Relation to the Administration of the EJRA Scheme

A debate on the above resolution took place at the Congregation meeting on 17 May.

A transcript1 of the meeting will be published with the 26 May Gazette and on the Congregation website.


1The transcript may be edited for legal reasons.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Armstrong, M S, St Cross

Ford, J E, St Anne's

Hartmann-Boyce, J, St Edmund Hall

Lightfoot, T J, Merton

McCready, P, Kellogg

Metcalfe, D, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Oldfield, B M, IT Services

Parish, B, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Simmons, A, Corpus Christi

Smith, C, Medical Sciences Divisional Office

Thurston, J M, Saïd Business School

Tideswell, G J, Occupational Health Service

Williams, M J, Exeter