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No 6501

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Vol cxlviii No 25

pp. 465–495


Report of the General Board on the establishment and re-establishment of certain Professorships

The General Board begs leave to report to the University as follows:

1. The General Board recommends the establishment of an ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology as set out in paragraph 2 below. The funding arrangements for the ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology were scrutinized by the Resource Management Committee at its meeting held on 31 January 2018.

2. The Board has accepted an academic case from the Council of the School of Clinical Medicine for the establishment of an ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology, from 1 April 2018, in the Department of Medicine. If recommendation I is approved, an endowment fund will be established with a £3m benefaction from Arthritis Research UK to support the full costs of the Professorship. The Board has agreed that election to the Professorship should be made by an ad hoc Board of Electors and that the candidature should be open to all persons whose work falls within the general field of the title of the office.

3. The General Board recommends:

I.That an ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology be established in the University from 1 April 2018, placed in the Schedule to Special Ordinance C (vii) 1, and assigned to the Department of Medicine.

II.That regulations for an ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology Fund, as set out in the Annex to this Report, be approved.

27 March 2018

Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor

Darshana Joshi

Susan Rankin

Philip Allmendinger

Martha Krish

Helen Thompson

Abigail Fowden

Martin Millett

Graham Virgo

A. L. Greer

Richard Prager

Mark Wormald


ARUK Professorship of Rheumatology Fund

1. The donation received from Arthritis Research UK, together with such other sums as may be received or applied for the same purpose, shall form an endowment fund called the Arthritis Research UK Cambridge Professorship Fund to advance research in the field of rheumatology by supporting the Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology.

2. The Managers shall be responsible for the administration of the Fund and the application of its income and shall comprise the Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, the Head of the Department of Medicine, one person appointed by the Council of the School of Clinical Medicine, and an external member appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, after consultation with Arthritis Research UK and with a preference for an individual noted within the arthritis research community, for such period as the Vice-Chancellor shall determine.

3. Subject to Regulation 4, the income of the Fund shall be applied towards the payment of the stipend, national insurance, and pension contributions of the Professorship payable by the University.

4. Any unexpended income in any financial year, including income accrued during a vacancy in the Professorship, may, at the discretion of the Managers:

(a)be applied to support the work of the Professor in such manner as may be recommended by the Managers;

(b)with the approval of the General Board, be applied to support research in the field of rheumatology in the University in such manner as may be recommended by the Managers; and/or

(c)be carried forward for use as income in accordance with Regulation 3 in any one or more subsequent financial years.