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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 22 November 2000

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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have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, 1 December 2000.

1. That Roger Morris Prizes in Medicine and Surgery be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:1

Roger Morris Prizes in Medicine and Surgery

1. The sums given by Roger Brian Morris, M.A., Ph.D., of Clare College, shall form a fund for the purpose of awarding prizes in Medicine and in Surgery to candidates for Part III of the Final M.B. Examination.

2. The titles of the Prizes shall be the Roger Morris Prize in Medicine and the Roger Morris Prize in Surgery.

3. The Prizes shall be awarded each year in December to the candidates who are adjudged by the Regius Professor of Physic to have shown the greatest distinction in the clinical aspects of the Final M.B. Examination in Medicine and of the Final M.B. Examination in Surgery held in that calendar year.

4. The value of each Prize shall be one half of the annual income of the Fund.

5. If in any year a Prize is not awarded the appropriate portion of the income for that year shall be added to the capital of the Fund.

2. That the Council be authorized to approve certain amendments of the Rules of the Contributory Pension Scheme.2

3. That the regulations for the Board of Graduate Studies be amended as follows:3

Regulation 1.

By relettering class (d) as class (e) and by inserting the following new class (d):

(d) one member of the Regent House appointed by the Graduate Tutors' Committee;

By replacing in the penultimate sentence the words 'classes (b) and (c)' by the words 'classes (b), (c), and (d)'.

4. That Regulation 2 for the Sir Bartle Frere's Memorial Fund be amended by replacing the words ', India, and Bangladesh' by the words 'and countries in the Indian sub-continent'.4

5. That the regulations for the A. J. Pressland Fund be replaced, with immediate effect, by the following regulations:5

A. J. Pressland Fund

1. The sum bequeathed to the University by the late Arthur John Pressland, M.A., of St John's College, shall form a fund to be called the A. J. Pressland Fund.

2. The administration of the Fund shall be entrusted to the Committee of Management of the Language Centre.

3. The income of the Fund shall be used to provide instruction in modern languages without fee, primarily for science and medical students, and to provide bursaries to be called Pressland Bursaries for such students to attend language courses abroad. Not less than 20 per cent of the income of the Fund shall be used for bursaries.

4. The members of the Committee of Management nominated by the Schools of Physical and Biological Sciences, and the School of Technology, shall have particular regard to the use of the Pressland Fund income.

5. The Committee of Management shall arrange a course or courses of instruction, according to the income available from the Fund, at least once in every academical year, preferably in the Long Vacation.

6. The languages to be taught in any particular course shall be decided by the Committee of Management in accordance with the needs of the Schools of the Physical and Biological Sciences and the School of Technology. Every course shall be advertised in the Reporter not later than the division of the term preceding the term or Long Vacation in which it is to be held. The Committee of Management shall have authority to restrict admission to the courses in the interests of effective teaching.

6. That the John Humphrey Plummer Professorship to be held by Professor C. M. Dobson from 1 January 2001 be entitled the John Humphrey Plummer Professorship of Chemical and Structural Biology and be assigned to the Department of Chemistry.6

7. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 8 of the Report, dated 12 July 2000, of the General Board on the establishment of a British Heart Foundation Professorship of Cardiovascular Sciences (Reporter, 1999-2000, p. 1064) be approved.7

8. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 6 of the Report of the Council, dated 25 September 2000, on amendments of certain Statutes (p. 23) be approved.8

9. That, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, the Statutes of the University be amended as set out below, and that these amendments be submitted under the Common Seal of the University to Her Majesty in Council for approval.

Statute D

Chapter II

DUTIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Section 3.

By inserting after the word 'Reader,' in line 2 the words 'University Senior Lecturer,'.

10. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 15 of the Report of the General Board, dated 4 October 2000, on the establishment of a Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (p. 114) be approved.9

11. That the recommendations contained in paragraph 9 of the Annual Report, dated 25 October 2000, of the General Board on the establishment of personal Professorships and Readerships (p. 140) be approved.10

12. That the nomination by the Senior Proctor of Michael Anthony Message, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., Ph.D., of St Catharine's College, for election as an additional Deputy Proctor for the remainder of the academical year 2000-01, be approved.11

1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 202.

2 See the Council's Notice, p. 204.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 129. The Board of Graduate Studies propose that a Graduate Tutor should become a full member of the Board.

4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 741. In 1974 the regulations for the Sir Bartle Frere's Memorial Fund were amended to include Bangladesh, the former East Pakistan. At that time the former West Pakistan, now Pakistan, was omitted as it was not a member of the Commonwealth. Through an oversight Pakistan was not added to the regulations when it resumed its membership of the Commonwealth in 1989. It is now proposed to remedy this oversight and at the same time to amend the detailed wording in the regulation.

5 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 810. The Managers of the A. J. Pressland Fund propose to incorporate the Pressland Fund courses within the structure of those provided by the Language Centre. Such a move would avoid duplication and overlap of effort and endeavour, and make more effective use of the University's resources. In consequence, they propose that the Committee of Management for the Language Centre should take over the management of the Fund. The General Board will publish a Notice amending the regulations for the Language Centre when this Grace is approved. Provision has also been made in the revised regulations for the award of bursaries to enable eligible students to attend language courses abroad.

6 The title of the Professorship and its assignment to a Faculty or Department were deferred until after the election had been made, so that the interests of the person elected could be taken into account.

7 See the Council's Notice, p. 204.

8 See the Council's Notice, p. 203.

9 See the Council's Notice, p. 204.

10 See the Council's Notice, p. 204.

11 Dr C.A.T. Malone, who was elected to the office of Deputy Proctor for the year 2000-01 at the Congregation on 2 October 2000, has accepted a post at the British Museum. It is thought advisable to elect an additional Deputy Proctor for those occasions when she is unable to fulfil her duties.

T. J. MEAD, Registrary

END OF THE OFFICIAL PART OF THE 'REPORTER'


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