Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • NO. 5184
  • VOL. 148

Council of the University

Nomination of an external member of Council

Under regulation 9.3 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, the nomination below shall be deemed to be approved unless not later than 4pm on 16 November the Registrar has received from not fewer than 20 members of Congregation a written request for a postal ballot to be taken in respect of that nomination.

Approval of the nomination of Charles Harman as an external member of Council

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI, of Charles Harman as an external member of Council, to fill the vacancy left by Jayne Almond, is submitted for approval. The appointment would be from Michaelmas term 2017 until Hilary term 2020 in the first instance.

Notes on the nominated external member of Council

Charles Harman has over 30 years' experience in a variety of commercial and banking roles. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Magdalen, 1984) and joined Credit Suisse First Boston as a graduate recruit, where he was appointed as Managing Director in 1993. Following this he worked in other investment banking roles, particularly focusing on emerging markets.

He joined Cazenove in 2001 as Managing Director, advising a range of FTSE 100 companies, and, following the acquisition of the firm by JP Morgan, was made Head of UK Investment Banking at JP Morgan. In 2011 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BXR Partners, an emerging markets investment group, where he was responsible for successfully realigning the firm's investment business across several new sectors and geographical regions, including Africa and South America.

In 2015 he returned to JP Morgan as Vice-Chairman and has responsibility for some of the firm's largest clients from the UK and South Africa.

Charles is also a business ambassador and Chair of the London Leadership Team of United Purpose, an international development charity, and Chair of Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, a UK-based literary agency and publisher.

General Purposes Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes to regulations, to come into effect on 17 November.

(a) Establishment of the Blavatnik School of Government Academic Staff Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Blavatnik School of Government Academic Staff Fund, following receipt of £2,750,000 to be used towards the salary, expenses and associated overheads of any employee of the University who is a member of the academic staff at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §37 as follows, and renumber existing §37 onwards by plus one:

'§37. Blavatnik School of Government Academic Staff Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £2,750,000 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 Blavatnik School of Government Academic Staff 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 salary, expenses and associated overheads of any employee of the University who is a member of the academic faculty at the Blavatnik School of Government. If the salary, expenses and overheads of such faculty members are wholly or partly covered from other sources or there are further funds available, there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or capital of the Fund to support the research carried out by such faculty members.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Management Board of the Blavatnik School of Government.

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.'

(b) Establishment of the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Fund, following receipt of £480,000 to be used towards the financial support of students of the University studying at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §38 as follows, and renumber existing §38 onwards by plus one:

'§38. Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £480,000 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 Blavatnik School of Government 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 financial support of students of the University studying at the Blavatnik School of Government, through the awarding of scholarships, bursaries, travel or research grants or other means of financial support.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Management Board of the Blavatnik School of Government.

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.'

(c) Establishment of the Professorship of Bibliography and Modern Book History

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establish a new Professorship of Bibliography and Modern Book History to replace the Readership in Bibliography and Textual Criticism. The opportunity has also been taken to delete the regulations for the Reader in Economic History which has been replaced by the Professorship of Economic and Social History upon the retirement of the current reader.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation' insert:

'Professor of Bibliography and Modern Book History'.

2 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing regulation §331 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§331. Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism Professor of Bibliography and Modern Book History

1. The Reader Professor in Bibliography and Textual Criticism of Bibliography and Modern Book History shall lecture and give instruction in Bibliography and Textual Criticism, with special reference to the periods after the introduction of printing, on such conditions and with such duties as the General Board of the Faculties shall from time to time determine. undertake research, lecture and give instruction in bibliography and the history of the book from 1800 to the present day.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this clause below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which with which the readership is on that occasion associated, Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

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

(5), (6) one two persons appointed by the Humanities General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

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 the Chair.'

3 Ibid, delete §142 concerning the Reader in Economic History and renumber the remaining regulations.

Congregation31 October

Question and Reply

For the text of the question asked, and of the reply approved by Council, see Gazette No 5182, 19 October 2017, p92. A report of the proceedings in Congregation will be published in a future Gazette.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Bruna, M, St John's

Cheetham, A J, Vice-Chancellor's Office

Coxon, B F, Hertford

Cranston, T, NDORMS

Easton, R, New College

Erola Canellas, A, Department of Computer Science

Floud, S K, Wadham

Jones, C R, St Hilda's

Raymond, J L, Department of Engineering Science