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The Council submits 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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 109), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 18 January 2008.
1. That the recommendations in paragraph 8 of the Second-stage Report of the Council, dated 26 November 2007, on the construction of a new building for the study of plant diversity and development (Reporter, 2007-08, p. 293) be approved.
2. That a Spärck Needham Fund be established in the University to be governed by the following regulations:1
1. The moneys received by the University under the Will of Professor Karen Ida Boalth Spärck Needham shall form a fund called the Spärck Needham Fund.
2. The Managers of the Fund shall be the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate.
3. The income of the Fund shall be available at the discretion of the Syndicate to support the preservation and management of the Museum's digital assets, and for general Museum purposes.
3. That a Ukrainian Studies Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:1
1. The capital and income of the Ukrainian Studies Fund shall be applied for the benefit of teaching and research in the field of Ukrainian Studies as shall be determined by the Managers of the Fund.
2. The Managers of the Fund shall be the Chairman of the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages, the Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies, and one other person appointed by the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages in the Michaelmas Term to serve for five years from 1 January following his or her appointment provided that, if the Chairman of the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages is an officer in the Department of Slavonic Studies, the Faculty Board shall instead appoint one additional Manager who is not in that Department. The Managers may co-opt up to two more Managers as required. Co-opted Managers shall serve until 31 December of the year following that in which they are co-opted.
4. That the regulations for Dress at Graduation (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 190) be amended as follows:
By replacing the words 'other than the Ph.D.,' by the words 'other than the Vet.M.D., Ph.D., and Eng.D.,'.
5. That the regulations for the Sir Hamilton Kerr Trust Fund be amended as set out below.2
1. The sum given to the University by Sir Hamilton Kerr, together with other sums received for the same purpose, shall form a fund to be called the Sir Hamilton Kerr Trust Fund. The first charge on the income of the Fund shall be the maintenance in good order as an extension of the Fitzwilliam Museum of the property known as the Mill House, Whittlesford, and the improvement or development of the property in whatever ways the Managers of the Fund may consider desirable.
2. The balance of income shall be available to the Managers of the Fund for any purpose connected with the Mill House, Whittlesford, or connected with the Fitzwilliam Museum, which they consider may be appropriately supported by the Fund.
3. The Managers of the Fund shall be the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate. They shall be responsible for approving expenditure from the income of the Fund and such part of the capital of the Fund as they may determine for the purposes set out in Regulations 1 and 2.
1. The sums received as a result of an appeal to fund a research scientist at the Hamilton Kerr Institute shall form a fund to be called the Hamilton Kerr Research Scientist Appeal Fund the capital and income of which shall be applied towards the payment of the stipend, national insurance, pension contributions, and associated indirect costs of a research scientist in the Institute.
2. Any unexpended income of the Fund in any financial year may, at the discretion of the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate, either be accumulated for use as income in any one or more subsequent years or applied to support the work of the Institute.
6. That Dr Rupert John Ernest Thompson, M.A., Ph.D., of Selwyn College, be appointed as the Orator from 1 January 2008 until the retiring age.
1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 390.
2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 795. The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate, with the concurrence of the present Committee of Management of the Sir Hamilton Kerr Trust Fund, have recommended a revision of the regulations for the Fund so that the Syndicate become the Managers and so that provision is made for the use of capital where this is thought appropriate. The availability of the capital for expenditure was not made clear when the regulations for the Fund were originally drafted. The opportunity has been taken to include regulations for the Hamilton Kerr Research Scientist Appeal Fund which has hitherto been administered informally by the Committee of Management.
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Cambridge University Reporter 09 January 2008
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