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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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 115) will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 20 November 1998.
1. That the regulations for the election of members of the Council be amended as follows:
By replacing the date 31 December by the date 31 October.1
2. That a Tom ap Rees Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:
1. The sums subscribed in memory of Thomas ap Rees, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College and Professor of Botany, shall form a fund called the Tom ap Rees Fund, the income of which shall be used to make grants to students working in the Department of Plant Sciences, whether undergraduates or postgraduates, who are in need of financial assistance in connection with their studies.
2. The Managers of the Fund shall be the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences and two persons appointed by the Faculty Board of Biology in the Michaelmas Term to serve for four years from 1 January following their appointment.
3. Any unexpended income in a financial year shall be either added to the capital of the Fund or accumulated for use as income in future years, as the Managers may determine.2
3. That the regulations for the P. W. Brian Fund be amended as follows:
Regulations 2 and 3.
By amending the regulations so as to read:
2. The Award shall be made each year before the end of the Long Vacation by the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences to a person who has achieved a distinguished performance in the execution of the research project in the subject Plant Sciences in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos and who intends to proceed to advanced study or research in any field of plant sciences.
3. The value of the Award shall be the income of the Fund. The sum paid shall be spent on the purchase of books or other materials selected by the winner of the Award, subject to the approval of the Head of the Department.3
4. That the regulations for the Goldsmiths' Prize and Medal be amended as follows:
By replacing the reference to Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos by a reference to Part III.4
5. That the regulations for Smith's Prizes, Rayleigh Prizes, and J.T. Knight Prizes be replaced by the following regulations for Smith-Knight Prizes and Rayleigh-Knight Prizes:
1. There shall be a Mathematical Essay Prize Fund, to which shall be paid the annual income of the Smith Prize Fund (being that portion of the Smith Fund which under the terms of Statute E, XXXVIII, 2(b) is to be used to provide prizes in mathematics and its applications), the Rayleigh Prize Fund, and the J.T. Knight Prize Fund. The income of the Mathematical Essay Prize Fund shall be used to provide one or more Smith-Knight Prizes and one or more Rayleigh-Knight Prizes each year for essays on any subject in mathematics and its applications.
2. The Prizes shall be open to:
|(a)||any student who is a Bachelor of Arts of the University, if at the latest date for the submission of essays at least three, but not more than five, complete terms have passed since the term of the student's admission as a Graduate Student or, if the student is not a Graduate Student, since he or she last obtained honours in an Honours Examination or was approved for the M.Phil. Degree or for a Diploma;|
|(b)||any member of the University who, not being a Bachelor of Arts, has been admitted as a Graduate Student, if at the latest date for the submission of essays at least three, but not more than five, complete terms have passed since the term of his or her admission.|
3. The Adjudicators of the Prizes shall be the Professors assigned to the Faculty of Mathematics or to a Department within the Faculty. The Faculty Board of Mathematics shall have power to appoint a deputy for an Adjudicator who is unable to serve, provided that they shall publish the appointment in the Reporter and that the deputy shall continue to serve until the end of the academical year in which he or she is appointed.
4. Candidates shall send their essays to the Registrary not later than the first day of Full Lent Term. Each candidate shall state in a preface to the essay what portion thereof is claimed as original.
5. The Adjudicators shall publish a single list of the candidates whose essays they judge to be of distinction, giving the title of each candidate's essay. The list shall be arranged in groups; in each group the candidates shall be of equal merit. In grouping the candidates, the Adjudicators may take into account relevant experience gained by any candidate before the first of the terms which are required by Regulation 2 to have elapsed since the candidate obtained honours in an Honours Examination, or was approved for the M.Phil. Degree or for a Diploma, or was admitted as a Graduate Student, as the case may be.
6. The standard required for a Smith-Knight Prize shall be higher than the standard required for a Rayleigh-Knight Prize.
7. The Smith-Knight Prizes in any year need not be of equal value, and the Rayleigh-Knight Prizes in any year need not be of equal value. The value of a Smith-Knight Prize in any year shall not exceed half the income of the Smith Prize Fund in that year, and the value of a Rayleigh-Knight Prize in any year shall not exceed the value of a Smith-Knight Prize in that year.
8. The Prizes shall be awarded before the end of the Easter Term.
9. Any unexpended income of the Mathematical Essay Prize Fund shall be accumulated in the Fund and shall be available for use as income in a subsequent year.5
1 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 120. See the Council's Notice, p. 123.
2 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 122.
3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 699. With the agreement of Mrs Margaret Brian, it is proposed to widen the scope of this award by removing the present restriction on the field of study and by permitting the purchase of other materials besides books.
4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 737. Following the introduction of a Part III examination in Materials Science and Metallurgy, it is proposed that the Goldsmiths' Prize and Medal should be awarded on the result of that examination, instead of the Part II examination.
5 Statutes and Ordinances. p. 825. Under the existing regulations J.T. Knight Prizes are open to all Graduate Students in the Faculty of Mathematics, but Smith's Prizes and Rayleigh Prizes are restricted to Cambridge graduates. The proportion of non-Cambridge graduates among the Graduate Students in the Faculty has been steadily increasing, and for the past two years the income of the J.T. Knight Prize Fund has been insufficient to support all the Prizes that the Adjudicators have wished to award, while the other two Funds have had surplus income. To remedy this situation it is proposed to replace the three existing categories of prize by two, to be known as Smith-Knight and Rayleigh-Knight Prizes, of different standard, both of which would be open to Cambridge and non-Cambridge graduates alike.
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Cambridge University Reporter, 11 November 1998
Copyright © 1998 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.