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(This Schedule is a 'Queen-in-Council' statute - see section 2 (3) of Statute IV.)

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* Part 1: Abbott Fund
* Part 2: Arnold Memorial Prize
* Part 3: Bagby Bequest
* Part 4: Bampton Lectures
* Part 5: Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth
* Part 6: Boden Fund
* Part 7: Montague Burton Professor of International Relations
* Part 8: Burtt Davy Research Scholarship
* Part 9: E.K. Chambers Studentship
* Part 10: Craven Fellowships and Scholarships

Part 1: Abbott Fund

1.1. The assets from time to time representing Mr John Abbott's bequest, accepted by the University in 1871, shall constitute a fund known as the Abbott Fund.

1.2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management of which the constitution shall be determined by Council.

1.3. The board shall from time to time apply the net income of the fund in making awards, to be known as Abbott's Bursaries, for the support of members of the University who are children (including orphan children) of the clergy of the Church of England, and who are:

(1) reading for

(a) a first degree, or

(b) the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine or an equivalent degree, or

(c) a second honour school,

of the University; and

(2) standing in need of financial assistance to enable them to obtain the full benefit of a university education.

1.4. The board shall, subject to the approval of Council, determine from time to time the conditions of award of the bursaries, and the value and tenure of each, and the eligibility of candidates, subject to the following conditions:

(1) the bursaries shall be awarded in such a way as to give encouragement to learning; and

(2) if two or more candidates show equal proficiency, preference shall be given to candidates who establish that they were born in the area of the former West Riding of Yorkshire.

Part 2: Arnold Memorial Prize

2.1. The main object of the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize shall be the encouragement and promotion of the study of English Literature among members of the University.

2.2. The prize shall be awarded annually, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, for an English essay upon some subject connected with English Literature.

2.3. The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature shall be the board of management of the prize.

2.4. All expenses incurred in connection with the award of the prize, including examiners' fees and any expenses of administration, shall be met from the net annual income from the trust.

2.5. The examiner or examiners shall be appointed by the board, and shall receive such remuneration as the board shall direct.

2.6. The value of the prize shall be fixed from time to time by the board and shall be announced at the same time as the subject of the essay.

2.7. The subject of the essay shall be set by the board and shall be announced not later than the last day of Trinity Full Term, and the competing essays shall be sent in to the Registrar on or before the first day of the following March.

2.8. The candidates must be members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in the essay, have qualified by examination for the degree of BA and have not exceeded seven years from their matriculation, or have qualified by examination for any other degree of the University and have not exceeded four years from their matriculation, or, not being graduates of the University, are pursuing a course of study leading to a postgraduate degree of the University and have not exceeded three years from their matriculation.1

2.9. The prize shall in no case be awarded to the same person a second time.

2.10. Surplus income arising from vacancies or from any other cause may at the discretion of the board be applied for any of the following purposes:

(1) the award in any year, on the recommendation of the examiner or examiners, of an additional prize or additional prizes, of a value to be determined by the board when making the award;

(2) any other purpose consistent with the main object of the bequest as defined in section 2.1 above.

2.11. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 2.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 3: Bagby Bequest

3.1 The bequest by Mr Philip H. Bagby of the residue of his estate shall be used, as to either income or principal, in such manner as shall seem to the authorised officers of the University best to encourage within the appropriate department or departments of the University the comparative study of the development of urban, literate cultures in accordance with anthropological principles and methods.

3.2. The authorised officers for the purpose of administering the bequest shall be the Social Sciences Board on the recommendation of the Professor of Social Anthropology.

3.3. The appropriate department of the University for the purpose of study under the terms of the bequest shall be the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

3.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 3.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 4: Bampton Lectures

4.1. There shall be delivered, annually or biennially, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, eight divinity lecture sermons, to be called the Bampton Lectures, which shall be delivered 'upon either of the following subjects: to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics - upon the divine authority of the Holy Scriptures - upon the authority of the writings of the Primitive Fathers, as to the Faith and Practice of the Primitive Church - upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - upon the Divinity of the Holy Ghost - upon the Articles of the Christian Faith, as comprehended in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds'.

4.2. The Bampton Lectures shall be delivered on such eight days in either or both of Hilary and Trinity Full Terms as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint.

4.3. The Bampton Lecturer shall be elected by the heads of colleges only, and proceedings for each election shall be initiated after at least six calendar months' public notice, not less than twenty-two nor more than twenty-six calendar months before the day on which the first of his or her Bampton Lectures is to be preached.

4.4. (1) The stipend of the Bampton Lecturer shall be such sum being not less than £300 as the electors shall from time to time determine; but the lecturer shall not be paid, nor be entitled to be paid, before there have been printed, within twelve months after they are preached (unless an extension of time is granted by the electors in view of special circumstances), sufficient copies of his or her lecture sermons for one copy to be given to the Chancellor of the University, one to the head of every college, society, and Permanent Private Hall, one to the Lord Mayor of the City of Oxford, and one to the Bodleian Library.

(2) The expense of printing shall be paid from the fund.

4.5. (1) No person shall be qualified to preach the Bampton Lectures unless he or she is a university graduate.

(2) The same person shall not preach the Bampton Lectures twice.

4.6. The first charge on the net income of the Bampton Fund shall be the stipend of the Bampton Lecturer, and the expense of printing the Bampton Lectures; any balance may, at the discretion of the electors to the Bampton Lecturership, be applied in one or more of the following ways:

(1) towards the payment of the travelling expenses of the lecturers;

(2) towards other costs associated with the Bampton Lectures;

(3) in the making of grants for the promotion of studies in the subjects specified in section 4.1 above.

Part 5: Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth

Amended with effect from 12 February 2013 (Gazette, Vol. 143, p. 399, 28 February 2013)

5.1. The annual contribution from the Beit Fund towards the stipend of the holder of the Professorship of the History of the British Commonwealth shall be used as partial funding for that chair, which shall be called the Beit Professorship.

5.2. The Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth shall lecture and give instruction in the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

5.3. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this section is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any statute or regulation, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this section;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(7)-(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of History.

5.4. The professor shall be subject to any general statutes or regulations concerning the duties of professors and to any particular regulations which are applicable to this chair.

Part 6: Boden Fund

6.1. (1) The first charge on the net income of the Boden Fund shall be the payment of a contribution towards the cost of the Boden Professorship of Sanskrit equal to one-half of the total income of the fund, net of such management fee as shall be determined by Council from year to year.

(2) In the event of a vacancy in the professorship this contribution shall be paid into the University General Revenue Account.

6.2. The second charge on the net income of the Boden Fund shall be the financing of the Boden Scholarship for the encouragement of the study of, and proficiency in, the Sanskrit Language and Literature tenable on the conditions set out in this Part, for two years in the first instance, with an annual stipend to be fixed at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

6.3. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management of the scholarship.

6.4. (1) The scholar shall be elected in such term as the board may from time to time determine, subject to the giving in the University Gazette of not less than three months' notice of each election.

(2) The electors shall be the Boden Professor of Sanskrit or his or her deputy, and one or more others appointed by the board on each occasion not less than one month before the election.

(3) The electors shall take into account the previous records and declared intentions of the candidates, and they may also, if they think fit, examine the candidates either orally or in writing or in both ways.

6.5. (1) The scholarship shall be open to all graduate members of the University who on the first day of the term in which the election is held have exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation but not the thirtieth year of their age.2

(2) Candidates shall produce to the Boden Professor documentary evidence of their eligibility under this section, and also a written permission, signed by the heads or vicegerents of their respective colleges, societies, or Permanent Private Halls to offer themselves as candidates, but no person shall be eligible whose vernacular language is any Indian language.

6.6. The board may, on the recommendation of the electors, permit a scholar to retain his or her scholarship for a third year but not for longer.

6.7. (1) The scholar shall keep statutable residence for six weeks in every term of the tenure of his or her scholarship unless, on the recommendation of the Boden Professor, the board shall grant leave to reside elsewhere on the ground that he or she can there pursue his or her studies more profitably than in Oxford.

(2) The scholar shall be required during residence in Oxford to attend such of the Boden Professor's lectures as the professor shall deem best adapted to the scholar's proficiency in Sanskrit.

(3) The board may also dispense with statutory residence on the ground of illness or for other urgent cause.

6.8. The scholarship shall immediately become void if the scholar is non-resident in any term (unless his or her residence has been dispensed with under section 6.7 above) or fails to comply with any other requirement specified in this Part.

6.9. At the end of each term the scholar shall apply to the Boden Professor for a certificate that he or she is worthy to receive his or her stipend, and shall deliver to the Registrar such a certificate signed by the Boden Professor together with a certificate of residence, and in default of those certificates or either of them (subject nevertheless to any dispensation as to residence granted under section 6.7 above) the scholar shall receive no stipend in respect of the following term.

6.10. (1) Electors other than the Boden Professor may, if the board for good reasons so determines on any occasion, receive an honorarium not exceeding £5.

(2) Any such honorarium and all other necessary expenses of administration shall be paid out of the income of the fund.

6.11. (1) Any surplus income of the fund not required for the above purposes (including any emoluments forfeited by a scholar and any income accruing during a vacancy and not required to be paid into the University General Revenue Account under section 6.1 above) shall be applied in the first instance to making a grant to the Library of the Indian Institute of £50 per annum or such lesser sum as may in any given year be available.

(2) Any remaining surplus income may at the discretion of the board be applied to any one or more of the following purposes, namely:

(a) to the provision of a junior scholarship or prize for the encouragement of the study of and proficiency in the Sanskrit Language and Literature;

(b) to the assistance of publications or any other purpose connected or consistent with the advancement of Sanskrit studies.

Part 7: Montague Burton Professor of International Relations

7.1. The main object of the benefaction received by the University from Sir Montague Burton shall be the maintenance of the Montague Burton Professorship of International Relations.

7.2. The net income of the endowment constituted by the benefaction shall be applied, in proportions and on conditions to be determined from time to time by Council, in consultation with the Social Sciences Board, primarily towards the costs (including support costs) of the professorship, and, subject to this, to the general advancement of the study within the University of International Relations.

7.3. The Montague Burton Professor of International Relations shall lecture and give instruction on the theory and practice of International Relations.

7.4. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of Balliol College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Master of Balliol College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Balliol College;

(3) person appointed by the Governing Body of Balliol College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)-(8) three persons appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of History.

7.5. The professor shall be subject to any general statutes or regulations concerning the duties of professors and to any particular regulations which are applicable to this chair.

7.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 7.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 8: Burtt Davy Research Scholarship

8.1. (1) The net annual income of a bequest by J. Burtt Davy, MA, D.Phil., University College (for the foundation of a scholarship, to be called the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship, for research in 'Taxonomic Botany and/or Tropical Plant Ecology preferably in connection with Tropical Forestry at the Herbaria of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford') after payment of any necessary expenses shall be devoted to the maintenance of a Burtt Davy Research Scholarship.

(2) The scholarship shall be awarded from time to time to any postgraduate student who is registered for a postgraduate degree at the University and who undertakes to carry out research into Taxonomy and Ecology or into the use of biochemical, microscopical, genetical, or such other methods for the classification of plants as may be approved by the Sherardian Professor of Botany and the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences ('the awarders'), on condition that such part of the value of the scholarship as the awarders shall determine may be paid by way of reimbursement of travel, exploration, and other expenses incidental to the scholar's research.

8.2. The scholarship shall be placed under the general supervision of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

8.3. Scholars shall be selected jointly by the awarders, who shall determine the value and tenure of the scholarship (on condition that the tenure of any one holder shall not in any case exceed three years) and any other terms of award not inconsistent with this Part.

8.4. The awarders shall on the occasion of each award report to the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board the name of the scholar, the value and tenure of the scholarship, and the subject of his or her research.

8.5. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 8.1 (1) above, is always kept in view.

Part 9: E.K. Chambers Studentship

9.1. The fund derived from the bequest of the residue of the estate of Lady Chambers shall continue to be invested and the net income used for the maintenance of studentships in English Literature known as the E.K. Chambers Studentships, which shall be tenable either concurrently or alternately as funds may permit at Corpus Christi College and Somerville College by persons of good classical attainments who have graduated from a university in the British Isles with an honours degree in a subject other than ('single honours') English.

9.2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Regius Professor of Greek;

(3) the Merton Professor of English Literature;

(4) the President of Corpus Christi College;

(5) the Principal of Somerville College;

(6) a person nominated by the Governing Body of Corpus Christi College;

(7) a person nominated by the Governing Body of Somerville College.

9.3. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 9.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 10: Craven Fellowships
and Scholarships

10.1. The net annual income of the foundation of John Lord Craven shall be applied to the promotion of classical learning and taste.

10.2. The income shall be used for the maintenance of two or more fellowships and three scholarships for the promotion of classical learning and taste, to be styled the Craven University Fellowships and Craven University Scholarships respectively.

10.3. (1) The fellowships shall be open to all members of the University who have not exceeded the twenty-first term from their matriculation.

(2) They shall be tenable for two years, and shall be of such value as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

(3) In any particular case the board, after consideration of a report from the committee for the time being constituted under the terms of section 10.4 below, may also agree to refund expenses incurred, in its opinion, in the reasonable discharge of the obligations imposed on the fellow by section 10.5 below, in so far as such expenses cannot be met from another source.

10.4. (1) At least one fellow shall be elected annually in Trinity Term or in Michaelmas Term, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, by a committee of five persons appointed for the purpose by the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

(2) The committee shall have power to elect either without examination or after such examination in Greek and Latin literature, history, and antiquities, or in some part of these subjects, as it shall think fit.

10.5. (1) Each fellow shall be deemed to have entered on his or her fellowship on the first of August in the year in which he or she was elected.

(2) The fellow shall be required as a condition of becoming entitled to the emoluments of the fellowship to spend at least eight months out of the twenty-six months immediately following his or her entry upon the fellowship in residence abroad for the purpose of study at some place or places approved by the electing committee.

(3) The electing committee shall nevertheless have power to allow such residence to be postponed for any period not exceeding six months, or to grant total or partial dispensation from the requirement of residence abroad, and to authorise the payment of such part of the emoluments as it shall think reasonable to a fellow who has failed to complete his or her period of residence.

(4) The electing committee may require the fellow to produce such evidence of diligence in the prosecution of his or her study as it shall think expedient.

10.6. (1) The scholarships shall be open to all members of the University who have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation.

(2) The value of the scholarships, which shall be payable on award, shall be as determined from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

(3) The committee constituted under section 10.4 above shall have power to award part or all of the emoluments of the scholarships as grants for the purchase of books or for foreign travel or both.

10.7. (1) Three scholars shall be elected annually after an examination held in Michaelmas Term, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

(2) The examiners for the scholarships shall be three persons nominated by the committee which nominates examiners for Honour Moderations in Classics.

(3) No two examiners shall be of the same college, society, or Permanent Private Hall; and the same person shall not be nominated as examiner more than twice consecutively.

10.8. The examination shall be the same as that held for the election to Dean Ireland's Scholarship, and the person elected to be Dean Ireland's Scholar, if he or she has not already been elected to a Craven Scholarship, shall be elected at the same time to the first Craven Scholarship.

10.9. No person shall be elected a second time to a Craven Scholarship.

10.10. (1) The committee appointed to elect to the fellowships shall give notice in the University Gazette (at least twenty days in advance) of the time and place at which it will receive the names of candidates; and if it determines to hold an examination it shall give a further notice of not less than ten days of the time and place of that examination.

(2) The electors to the scholarships shall give notice in the University Gazette (at least twenty days in advance) of the time and place of the examination.

10.11. (1) Every candidate for the scholarships shall produce to the examiners the written consent of the head or vicegerent of his or her college, society, or Permanent Private Hall, together with proof of his or her standing, two days at least before the start of the examination.

(2) Every candidate for the fellowships shall produce the corresponding consent, together with proof of his or her standing, on or before the day appointed by the committee for receiving the names of candidates.

10.12. (1) When an election to a fellowship or to scholarships has been made, the electors shall arrange for the names of the persons elected to be published in the University Gazette.

(2) In addition they shall publish the names of candidates whom they have mentioned as having distinguished themselves in the examination; and the same record shall be kept of all such names as of the fellows and scholars elected.

10.13. (1) The Board of the Faculty of Classics shall have power to apply so much of the income as it thinks necessary towards the expense of any examination for the fellowships or the scholarships, including the honorarium of the examiners.

(2) The surplus of the net annual income shall be carried to a fund, to be called the Craven University Fund, from which grants may be made from time to time by the board for any purpose connected with the advancement of classical learning.

10.14. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the foundation, as defined in section 10.1 above, is always kept in view.

WD354-051a
29.07.02

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1 No candidate shall be allowed to exclude additional time in reckoning his or her standing: see regulation 1.1 (2) of the University's Trust Regulations.

2 No candidate shall be allowed to exclude additional time in reckoning his or her standing and age: see regulation 1.1 (2) of the University's Trust Regulations.