Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 5 October 2017
  • NO. 5180
  • VOL. 148

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 20 October.

Council Regulations 3 of 2017 (Regulations for constituting Panels convened under Statute XII Parts B, D and H)

Explanatory Note

Council Regulations 3 of 2017 set out the composition of the Pool from which Panels are drawn to consider disciplinary and redundancy cases and appeals under Parts B, D and H of Statute XII.

The Pool has 24 members representing each of the six main divisions. Members are elected by and from Congregation. Panels comprise five members of the Pool and the regulations ensure that at least one person of each sex shall serve on each Panel wherever possible.

Elections to the Pool were held in Hilary term 2017. Since then, three members of the Pool have stepped down, leaving 21 members; there is always likely to be some turnover in the membership of the Pool and thus a small number of vacancies. Four panels are currently being established and it has become apparent that a Pool of 24 members is insufficient. This is creating undue pressure on Pool members and delay to the establishment of Panels.

The proposed amendments to Council Regulations 3 of 2017 will expand the Pool from 24 to 32 members by the creation of 8 new positions in the Pool, which will not represent any specific division.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 3 of 2017 (Regulations for constituting Panels convened under Statute XII Parts B, D and H), delete existing regulation 2 and substitute (deleted text struck through, new text underlined):

'2. Elections for membership of the pool from which members are drawn for Panels convened under Parts B, D and H of Statute XII ("the Pool") shall be conducted amongst members of Congregation as provided for by Statute IV and regulations made thereunder. There will be 2432 persons in the Pool, with four members representing each of the four academic divisions, the Gardens, Libraries and Museums, and the University Administration and Services, and eight members of Congregation, not necessarily representing any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity.'

Congregation3 October

(1) Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor addressed the House.

¶ The text of the Oration will be published as a supplement with Gazette No 5181, 12 October 2017.

(2) Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons were nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be her deputies for the year 2017–18 and were admitted to office:

Professor A Buchan, BM BCh DSc Oxf, MA Camb, Fellow of Corpus Christi

Dr R Easton, BSc Imp, DPhil Oxf

Dr D Prout, BA Oxf, PhD Lond

Dr R M Surender, BA Essex, MSc DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Green Templeton

Professor A E Trefethen, BSc Cov, PhD Cran, Fellow of St Cross

Professor I A Walmsley, BSc Lond, PhD Rochester, Fellow of St Hugh's

Professor S Whatmore, BA MPhil PhD Lond, MA Oxf, DSc Brist, Fellow of Keble

Professor R W Ainsworth, MA DPhil Oxf, Master of St Catherine's

Dame Elish Angiolini, PC, QC, LLB Strathclyde, Principal of St Hugh's

Professor Sir Drummond Bone, MA DUniv Glas, Master of Balliol

Professor P A Madden, MA Oxf, DPhil Sus, Provost of Queen's

Sir Richard Trainor, BA Brown, MA DPhil Oxf, MA Princeton, Rector of Exeter

The Revd R Waller, BD PhD Lond, MTh Nott, MA Oxf, Principal of Harris Manchester

(3) Admission of Clerks of the Market

Mr J Hackney, BCL MA Oxf, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Wadham, nominated by the Chancellor, and The Revd Dr C P Thompson, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, were admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 2017–18.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Acedo-Matellán, V, Oriel

Ashton, B D, Lady Margaret Hall

Benninghaus, C S M, Wadham

Beresford, L A, St John's

Dasgupta, U, Pembroke

Desmond, H F, St John's

Duffy, J A, Corpus Christi

Eckhoff, H M, Lady Margaret Hall

Firth, J A, Merton

Gal, Y, Christ Church

Gardiner, G J, St John's

Hetherington, A J, Magdalen

Higgins, B D R, Lincoln

Hooper, H J, Christ Church

John, J J, Department of Physics

Kenworthy, Y, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Lazikani, A S, St Hugh's

Lifschitz, A S, Magdalen

Loftus, E J, Merton

Macdonald, A K, Lady Margaret Hall

Marcocci, G, Exeter

Mikkola, M J, Somerville

Pamuk, Z, St John's

Perez Ricart, C A, St Antony's

Robinson, D H, Magdalen

Rose, G, St John's

Salvi, D, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Screaton, G R, Merton

Sekita, K, St John's

Smith, C S, Merton

Sugimura, N K, St John's

Vevaina, Y S, Wolfson

Williams, M A, Merton

Yildiz, H, Merton

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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