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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 31 January 2001

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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113) will be deemed to have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, 9 February 2001.

1. That Professor B. A. Hepple, Master of Clare College, be appointed Chairman of the Septemviri to serve for the Lent and Easter Terms 2001, while Professor J. H. Baker, of St Catharine's College, is on leave.

2. That Professor P. Richards, President of Hughes Hall, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2001.

3. That Dr S. G. Fleet, Master of Downing College, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2001.

4. That Baroness Perry, President of Lucy Cavendish College, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2001.

5. That Professor A. M. Strathern, Mistress of Girton College, be appointed one of the Septemviri to serve for two years from 1 January 2001.

6. That the regulations for the Local Examinations Syndicate be amended as follows:1

Regulation 7.

By amending the first sentence so as to read:

Reappointments to the office of Secretary General of the Syndicate and appointments and reappointments to the post of Chief Executive of the Syndicate shall be made by a Committee specially constituted on the occasion of each appointment or reappointment.

By removing the word 'Advisory' from the second sentence.

7. That the regulations for the examination requirements for matriculation be amended as follows:2

Regulation 1(c).

By deleting the provisos.

8. That the regulations for the Slade Professorship of Fine Art be amended as follows:3

Regulation 1.

By amending the first sentence so as to read:

The election to the Professorship shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Statute D, XV; except that the Electors shall be empowered to make an election at any time not later than twelve months before the term or vacation in which a vacancy will occur.

9. That the regulations for the Alexander Todd Visiting Professor of Chemistry be amended as follows:4

Regulation 2.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

2. The Managers of the Fund shall be the holder of the Professorship of Chemistry (1968), the holder of the Professorship of Chemistry (1970), the holder of the Unilever Professorship of Molecular Sciences Informatics (1999), the holder of the BP Professorship of Organic Chemistry (1702), the holder of the Herchel Smith Professorship of Organic Chemistry (1988), the holder of the Professorship of Physical Chemistry (1920), the Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, and the Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Regulation 4.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

4. If and whenever the income of the Fund shall exceed the amount required for the payment of the travelling expenses incurred by the Visiting Professor on his or her appointment and such emoluments as the General Board, on the recommendation of the Managers, shall determine at the time of the election, the excess of income over that amount may be applied in support of research or teaching in the field of organic chemistry in such manner as may be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Regulation 5.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

5. Any unexpended income in a financial year may in any subsequent year be expended in accordance with Regulation 4.

10. That the regulations for the John Wilfrid Linnett Visiting Professor of Chemistry be amended as follows:5

Regulation 4.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

4. If and whenever the income of the Fund shall exceed the amount required for the payment of the travelling expenses incurred by the Visiting Professor on his or her appointment and such emoluments as the General Board, on the recommendation of the Managers, shall determine at the time of the election, the excess of income over that amount may be applied in support of research or teaching in the fields of physical or theoretical chemistry in such manner as may be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Regulation 5.

By adding the following as Regulation 5:

5. Any unexpended income in a financial year may in any subsequent year be expended in accordance with Regulation 4.

1 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 135. Under the current regulation reappointments to the office of Secretary General of the Syndicate and appointments and reappointments to the post of Chief Executive of the Syndicate are made by the Council on the recommendation of an Advisory Committee. In order to expedite the process of making appointments, the Council propose that the Committee be given the power of appointment.

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 168. The reference to the First M.B. Examination is no longer necessary. When the New Regulations for the M.B., B.Chir. Degrees were introduced with effect from 1 September 1997 the First M.B. Examination was discontinued and replaced by the Premedical Requirements for the Second M.B. Examination.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 653. Under the present regulations for election to the Slade Professorship, it has frequently been the case that elected candidates have been unable to accept appointment because of the tight timescale involved. The purpose of this amendment is to allow the Electors a greater degree of freedom over the timing of the election.

4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 663. The number of Professors in the Department of Chemistry has increased considerably since the regulations for the Fund were originally drawn up in 1972. It is proposed to limit the Managers to the holders of the permanently established Professorships in the Department, the Director of the Melville Laboratory of Polymer Synthesis, and the Head of the Department. It is also proposed to amend the regulations so that the excess income of the Fund may be used in support of research or teaching in the field of organic chemistry.

5 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 669. It is proposed to amend the regulations so that the excess income of the Fund may be used in support of research or teaching in the fields of physical or theoretical chemistry.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 31 January 2001
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