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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 22 July 1998

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 31 July 1998.

1. That, in addition to the increase of 2 per cent approved by Grace 3 of 3 June 1998, a further increase of 1.8 per cent be made, with effect from 1 October 1998 until further notice, in the following payments, so as to achieve an overall increase of 3.8 per cent from that date in the levels of payment that were current before 1 April 1998:1

(i) the stipends of all non-clinical University officers referred to in Statute D, I, 1(a) except the Deputy High Steward;2
(ii) the payments for administrative responsibility specified in Regulation 1 of the regulations for payments additional to stipends (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 637);
(iii) the discretionary payments made to University Lecturers and certain other officers;
(iv) the supplementary payments made to Professors and certain other officers.

2. That, with effect from 1 August 1998, (a) the regulations for the Committee of Management of Fenner's (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 144) be rescinded, and (b) the regulations for the Sports Syndicate (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 140) be amended as follows:3

Regulations 6 and 11.

By amending the regulations so as to read:

 6. The Syndicate shall have general responsibility for the management of the Physical Education Centre, Fenner's cricket and tennis grounds, the Wilberforce Road sports ground, and such other University premises, facilities, and services for sport and physical recreation as the Council shall from time to time assign to the Syndicate. The Syndicate shall make rules for these premises, facilities, and services, shall make such arrangements for their day-to-day running as they consider appropriate, shall appoint a Fenner's Committee and such other committees or sub-syndicates as they consider necessary for effective management, shall exercise general supervision over the work of the staff assigned to the Syndicate, shall advise the Council on the number of staff required, and shall prepare annual estimates for submission to the Council.

 11. Under the general control of the Syndicate, the Director of Physical Education shall be the professional and administrative head of the premises, facilities, and services specified in Regulation 6 and, subject to the powers of the Syndicate and of the Fenner's Committee, shall be responsible for their day-to-day management.

By adding the following regulations as Regulations 14 and 15:

 14. There shall be a Fenner's Committee, which shall be responsible to the Sports Syndicate. The Committee shall consist of:

(a) one member of the Sports Syndicate, appointed by the Syndicate, who shall be Chairman of the Committee;
(b) three members of the Senate, appointed by the Sports Syndicate, one on the nomination of each of the following bodies: the Cambridge University Cricket Club, the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club, the Cambridge University Cricket and Athletics Club Ltd;
(c) the Director of Physical Education.

Members in classes (a) and (b) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for four years from 1 January next following their appointment. The Director of Physical Education shall act as Secretary of the Committee.

 15. The Committee shall have the following duties in relation to Fenners' cricket and tennis grounds:

(a) to make recommendations to the Sports Syndicate for the management of the grounds;
(b) to exercise general oversight over the administration and maintenance of the grounds and the work of the staff;
(c) to administer such funds as may be made available to them;
(d) to prepare annual estimates for submission to the Sports Syndicate;
(e) to make an Annual Report to the Sports Syndicate.

3. That, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Law and with the concurrence of the General Board, the regulations for the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law be amended as follows:4

A. The regulations for the management of the Centre

Regulation 1.

By amending sub-paragraph (b) so as to read:

(b) the Director and the Deputy Director of the Centre;

Regulation 3.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

 3. The Faculty Board shall elect one of their number, other than the Director and the Deputy Director of the Centre, to be Chairman of the Committee, to serve for four years from 1 January following his or her election. The Director shall serve as Secretary of the Committee.

B. The regulations for the Director of the Research Centre

By replacing the regulations by the following regulations for the staff of the Centre:

Staff of the Research Centre

 1. The offices of Director and Deputy Director of the Research Centre shall each be held concurrently with a University office in the Faculty of Law.

 2. Appointments and reappointments to the offices of Director and Deputy Director shall be made by the General Board on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Law, and shall be for such periods not exceeding four years at a time as shall be determined by the General Board on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

 3. Under the general control of the Committee of Management, the Director shall be the administrative Head of the Research Centre. The Director and the Deputy Director shall be responsible for the direction of study and research in the Centre.

4. That a Robert Daglish Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:5


 1. The bequest of Mrs Inna Daglish in memory of her husband Robert Cyril Daglish, M.A., of Jesus College, shall form a fund for the encouragement of Russian studies.

 2. The Managers of the fund shall be the Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies (or a member of the Regent House appointed by the Head of the Department) as Chairman, and two members of the academic staff of the Department of Slavonic Studies appointed by the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages in the Michaelmas Term to serve for two years from 1 January following their appointment.

 3. From the income of the Fund, or from any unexpended income accumulated in the Fund, the Managers may make grants or loans to undergraduate members of the University to assist them in travelling to or in Russia in connexion with their studies in the University.

5. That a Sixth Earl of Enniskillen Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:


 1. The sum bequeathed to the University for the sole benefit of the University Library by Nancy Henderson Cole, Dowager Countess of Enniskillen, in memory of her late husband, David Lowry Cole, B.A., of Trinity College, Sixth Earl of Enniskillen, shall form a fund called the Sixth Earl of Enniskillen Fund.

 2. The income of the Fund shall be applied at the discretion of the Library Syndicate for the purchase of books for the University Library in any of the following subjects: history, military science, horticulture, dendrology, botany, zoology, agriculture, animal husbandry, wild animals, the natural world, outdoor sport, great paintings, great literature, great statesmen of the Western world, conservation, and finance. A book plate shall be affixed to each book so purchased recording that it was purchased from the Fund.

 3. Unexpended income shall not be added to the capital of the Fund but shall be accumulated for use as income in subsequent years.

6. That the regulations for the Ronald Norrish Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 780) and the Unilever Prize for Physical Chemistry (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 838) be amended, with effect from 1 October 1998, as follows:6

By replacing in each case the reference to Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos by a reference to Part III of that Tripos.

7. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 6 of the Report, dated 20 May 1998, of the General Board on the establishment of a Professorship of Respiratory Biology (Reporter, p. 700) be approved.5

1 See the Council's Notice dated 25 May 1998 (Reporter, p. 707). Subject to the approval of the present Grace, corresponding increases of 1.8 per cent will be made in those stipends that do not require the approval of the University.
2 By ancient custom the Deputy High Steward receives a nominal stipend of £4 a year.
3 It is proposed to revise the arrangements for the management of Fenner's by reconstituting the present Committee of Management, with a reduced membership, as a Committee of the Sports Syndicate. At the same time it is proposed to clarify the management structure by giving the Director of Physical Education explicit responsibility for the day-to-day management of Fenner's and of the University's other sports facilities.
4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 574. In view of the increasing demands made on the Director of the Research Centre, it is proposed to establish an office of Deputy Director, the holder of which will assist the Director in administering the work of the Centre.
5 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 898.
6 Following the introduction of a Part III examination in Chemistry, it is proposed that these two prizes should be awarded on the results of that examination, instead of the Part II examination.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 July 1998
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