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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 5 October 2005

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 7 of the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 110), the Council have determined that a vote shall be taken by ballot on Grace 1 (see the Council's Notice, p. 3). The remaining Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with Regulation 8 of those regulations, will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 14 October 2005.

1. That the regulations to govern intellectual property rights in the University set out in the draft Ordinance attached to the Council's Notice of 25 July 2005 (Reporter, p. 994) be approved.

2. That the following payments be increased by 3 per cent, with effect from 1 August 2005, until further notice:1

(i)the stipends for all non-clinical University officers whose stipends are steps on the general scale of stipends;
(ii)the stipends for officers whose stipends are not steps on the general scale, except the stipend of the Deputy High Steward;2
(iii)the payments for administrative responsibility specified in Regulation 1 of the regulations for payments additional to stipend (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 645);
(iv)the discretionary payments made to University Lecturers and certain other officers;
(v)the supplementary payments made to Professors and certain other officers.

3. That the regulations for the Committee for Aerial Photography be rescinded.3

4. That, on the recommendation of the Botanic Garden Syndicate and the Managers of the Cory Fund, the regulations for the Cory Fund be amended as follows:4

Regulation 2 (Managers).

By replacing in class (a) the words 'the Treasurer, ex officio' by the words 'the Director of the Finance Division (or a deputy)'.

5. That on the recommendation of the Library Syndicate, the regulations for the use of the University Library be amended as follows:5

Regulation 12.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

12. Manuscripts of special value or importance, other items of great rarity, and materials from collections to which special conditions apply, shall not be borrowed from the Library except with the approval of the Syndicate who shall specify the conditions and the period, which shall not exceed six months, of the loan.

6. That a Whittle Lab Studentship Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:6

Whittle Lab Studentship Fund

1. The sum of £410,000 received by the University, via Cambridge University Technical Services Ltd, from the sale of software created by Professor J. D. Denton, FREng, FRS, formerly Professor of Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Fellow of Trinity Hall, shall form a fund, entitled the Whittle Lab Studentship Fund, for the benefit of postgraduate students working at the Whittle Laboratory in the Department of Engineering.

2. Any further income received by the University from the sale of Professor Denton's software shall be added to the Fund.

3. The capital and income of the Fund shall be used for the provision of a studentship to be called the Whittle Lab Studentship.

4. The Electors to the Studentship shall normally be all the University teaching officers at the Whittle Laboratory.

5. In order to be eligible for the Studentship a candidate must have been admitted or be seeking admission as a registered Graduate Student in the University and normally with the intention of being based at the Whittle Laboratory.

6. The Studentship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance. It may be renewed by the Electors for a second or third year but may not normally be used to support a Student beyond her or his third year of research.

7. No more than one such Studentship may be allocated at any one time.

8. The Studentship shall provide

(a)a maintenance payment to be determined by the Electors, but normally at no more than the then current Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council rate, or equivalent;
(b)a payment to cover all or part of the Student's University and College fees.

9. In the event that the Whittle Laboratory ceases to be a centre for research on turbomachinery the Studentship may be used to support other Graduate Students in the Department of Engineering. In this instance it should normally be allocated by the Head of the Division most closely related to the study of turbomachinery.

7. That a MacCurdy Library Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:7

MacCurdy Library Fund

1. The sum bequeathed to the University under the Will of the late Dr J. T. MacCurdy, formerly University Lecturer in Psychopathology and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, which was accepted by Grace 3 of 15 November 1947, shall form a fund known as the MacCurdy Library Fund.

2. The income of the Fund shall be used for the provision and maintenance of a Psychopathological Library in the University or for the provision and maintenance of a collection of Psychopathological works in some Library in the University in such manner as the Professor of Experimental Psychology shall direct.

8. That a Kanthack Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulation:8

Kanthack Fund

The sums accepted by the University in memory of Alfredo Antunes Kanthack, M.A., one time Fellow of King's College and Professor of Pathology, shall form a fund called the Kanthack Fund, the income of which shall be used for the benefit of the Department of Pathology.

9. That a Pathology Endowment Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulation:8

Pathology Endowment Fund

The income of the Pathology Endowment Fund shall be used for the benefit of the Department of Pathology.

10. That a Walter Myers Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulation:8

Walter Myers Fund

The income of the fund derived from the gift to the University of Mrs S. Churchill in memory of her brother Dr Walter Myers, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., of Gonville and Caius College, and now known as the Walter Myers Fund, shall be used to support the library of the Department of Pathology as the Head of the Department of Pathology shall determine.

11. That the Readership in Population Biology in the Department of Zoology, established by Grace 1 of 27 October 2004, be suppressed.9

1 See the Council's Notice, p. 2.

2 By ancient custom the Deputy High Steward receives a nominal stipend of £4 a year.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 141. The Aerial Photography Unit has been incorporated into the Unit for Landscape Modelling within the Department of Geography since 2001. The Unit is managed by the Head of the Department of Geography and a Steering Group formed by that Department. Accordingly, the Committee is no longer required.

4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 592. The need to amend the regulations for the Fund, following approval of the recommendations of the Report of the Council on the amendments of the Statutes and Ordinances in relation to the Finance Committee, buildings, and certain offices (Grace 1 of 9 February 2005), was overlooked.

5 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 614. The loan of rare and important manuscripts from the University Library's collections currently requires the approval of the Regent House. No such restriction is placed on loans of similar importance from the Fitzwilliam Museum; such loans are approved by the Museum Syndicate. The Library Syndicate have recommended that they should be granted similar authority.

6 The Faculty Board of Engineering have proposed that a part of the funds available to the Department of Engineering from the sale of software created by Professor J. D. Denton should be used to establish a postgraduate studentship in the Whittle Laboratory to commemorate Professor Denton's contribution to research in turbomachinery.

7 The Fund has hitherto been administered informally. It is now proposed to establish it on a formal basis.

8 The Funds referred to in Graces 8-10 are currently administered informally with the Department of Pathology. It is now proposed to establish them on a formal basis.

8 The Funds referred to in Graces 8-10 are currently administered informally with the Department of Pathology. It is now proposed to establish them on a formal basis.

9 It has not been possble to make an appointment to this Readership.


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