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No 6469

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Vol cxlvii No 35

pp. 585–658


Graces submitted to the Regent House on 14 June 2017

The Council submits the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, unless they are withdrawn or a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 103) will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 23 June 2017.

1. That Regulations 2 and 7 of the regulations for Cambridge University Students’ Union (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 186) be amended as set out in paragraphs 3 and 5 of the Council’s Notice dated 12 June 2017 (see p. 587).

2. That, subject to the signing of a donation agreement with the donor, an Arcadia Conservation Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:1

Arcadia Conservation Fund

1. The philanthropic grant received from the Arcadia Fund, together with such other sums as may be received or applied for the same purpose, shall form an endowment fund called the Arcadia Conservation Fund to promote the study of wildlife conservation.

2. The Fund shall be administered by Managers who shall comprise three persons appointed by the General Board for such period as the Board shall determine, one of whom shall be appointed Chair by the General Board.

3. Subject to Regulation 4, the income of the Fund shall be applied towards the costs directly associated with the employment of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Executive Director, including the employer’s contribution on account for superannuation and national insurance, and the direct costs of the Director’s office.

4. Any income not spent in a financial year must be added to the capital of the Fund for a period of 21 years from receipt of the grant from the Arcadia Fund. After that period of 21 years has expired, any unexpended income in any financial year, including income accrued in circumstances where it has not been possible temporarily to apply the income of the Fund in accordance with Regulation 3, whether as a result of a vacancy in the Directorship or otherwise, shall be carried forward for use as income in accordance with Regulation 3 in any one or more subsequent financial years.

† [The date of receipt of the grant will be added as a footnote to the regulations.]

3. That the following changes to the General Regulations for Admission as a Graduate Student (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 421) be approved:2

(i)the following new sub-paragraph (f) be inserted in Regulation 10 and the remaining sub-paragraphs renumbered:

(f) if he or she has not met her or his conditions of admission;

(ii)with effect from 1 October 2016, in Regulation 12 the words in the first sentence ‘M.Phil. or M.Res. or M.Ed. Degree’ be replaced with the words ‘M.Phil. by advanced study or M.Res. or M.Ed. Degree’.

4. That the regulations for the Sheila Joan Smith Professorship Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 689) be rescinded and replaced with the following regulations in Chapter XII of Ordinances:3

Sheila Joan Smith Professorship Fund

1. The sum of US$650,000 received from the American Friends of Cambridge, representing a benefaction from Dr Herchel Smith for the endowment of a Professorship or Professorships in the field of medical studies, shall form a fund called the Sheila Joan Smith Professorship Fund.

2. If and whenever the income of the Fund shall exceed the amount required for the payment of the stipend, national insurance, and pension contributions of the Professor or Professors payable by the University, the excess of the income over that amount may be applied to meet the cost of the work of the Professor or Professors in such manner as may be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Regius Professor of Physic.

3. Any unexpended income in a financial year may be expended in accordance with Regulation 2.

5. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the Professorship of Information Engineering (1994) (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 694) be temporarily discontinued from 1 October 2018 until such date as recommended by the Faculty Board of Engineering.4

6. That the Study of Religion Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 955) be retitled the Edward Bailey Study of Religion Fund and in Regulation 1 the words ‘The gift of an anonymous benefactor’ be replaced with the words ‘The gift of the family of the Reverend Canon Professor Edward Bailey’.5


  • 1The General Board is proposing to establish a fund with a philanthropic grant from Arcadia. The terms of a draft donation agreement have been finalized with the donor but the agreement has not yet been signed, pending the approval of the Grace to establish the fund. 

  • 2The General Board, on the recommendation of its Education Committee and the Board of Graduate Studies, is proposing (i) an extension to the grounds on which the Board of Graduate Studies may exercise its power to remove a Graduate Student from the Register of Graduate Students and (ii) an amendment that should have been made following the approval of Grace 2 of 28 October 2015.

  • 3The General Board, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, is proposing changes to the regulations for the Fund to enable the use of surplus income to support a second Professorship, in accordance with Statute E I 8. On the occasion of a vacancy, the Faculty Board shall consider whether the income of the Fund is sufficient to support more than one Professorship and shall recommend to the General Board the field or fields within medical studies in which the vacant Professorship is to be held.

  • 4See the General Board’s Notice, p. 591.

  • 5The General Board, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Divinity and with the support of Professor Bailey’s family, proposes this retitling to commemorate Professor Bailey’s contribution to the Faculty of Divinity.

E. M. C. RAMPTON, Acting Registrary