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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 15 December 1999

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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have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, 24 December 1999.

1. That Dr R. Hanka, of Wolfson College, be appointed a member of the Finance Committee to serve for three years from 1 January 2000.

2. That Professor J. H. Baker, of St Catharine's College, be appointed Chairman of the Septemviri to serve for four years from 1 January 2000.

3. That Professor Dame Gillian Beer, President of Clare Hall, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2000.

4. That Professor W. A. Brown, of Wolfson College, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2000.

5. That Dr C. H. Kelsey, of Girton College, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2000.

6. That the regulations for the Medical Education Committee be amended as follows:

Regulation 1.

By inserting a new sub-paragraph (h) so as to read 'one person appointed by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine' and renumbering the subsequent two sub-paragraphs (i) and (j);

By amending the present sub-paragraph (i) so as read 'one person appointed by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine who shall be a Pre-Registration House Officer'.1

7. That the Sub-committee for Safety Education and Training be retitled the Sub-committee for Education and Training (Occupational Safety and Health), and that the regulations for the Committee for Safety be amended accordingly.2

8. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for payments to Examiners and Assessors be amended, with effect from 1 September 1999, as follows:

Regulation 2.

By adding the following as proviso (c):

(c) in the case of any Part of the Final M.B. Examination, the Examiner is not a person whose principal teaching duties are concerned with courses of clinical instruction which form part of the teaching programme of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.

By adding the following as Regulation 7:

7. Subject to the provisions of Regulation 1, an Examiner appointed to examine in any Part of the Final M.B. Examination, whose principal duties are centred on a hospital more than ten miles from Great St Mary's Church, shall be entitled to receive travelling expenses and a subsistence allowance as set out in Regulation 6 for an External Examiner or Assessor.3

9. That the new building for the Computer Laboratory at West Cambridge be named the William Gates Building.4

10. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 6 of the Report, dated 22 November 1999, of the Council on the construction of a building for the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Reporter, p. 179) be approved.

11. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 9 of the Annual Report, dated 17 November 1999, of the General Board on the establishment of personal Professorships and Readerships (Reporter, p. 181) be approved.5

1 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 146. These amendments are proposed in order to create a more equal balance of members from the Faculty Board of Biology and the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine on the Committee. It is also proposed to define the member in class (i) more precisely.

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 149. In order to better indicate the breadth of the matters covered by the Sub-committee for Education and Training, it is proposed to include reference to Occupational Safety and Health in the title.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 216. It is proposed that clinicians working in hospitals of the Anglian Region who teach for the clinical course should not be eligible to serve as External Examiners, although they would be able to claim for the expenses they incur.

4 The University, through the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States (CUDOUS), has received a benefaction of £12m from the William H. Gates III Foundation to be used to fund a new building for the Computer Laboratory (see Reporter, 1998-99, p. 237). In recognition of this benefaction it is proposed that the new building be named after Mr Gates.

5 See the Council's Notice, p. 232.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 December 1999
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