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

Amended with effect from 8 October 2015 (Gazette, Vol. 146, p.101, 29 October 2015) and 15 February 2017 (Gazette, Vol. 147, p.289, 23 February 2017)

Part 1: Abbott Fund

Amended with effect from 15 February 2017 (Gazette, Vol. 147, p.289, 23 February 2017).

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:

(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, provided always that the bursaries shall be awarded in such a way as to give encouragement to learning.

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Part 2: Bagby Bequest

2.1 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.

2.2. 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.

2.3. 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.

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

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Part 3: Bampton Lectures

3.1. 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'.

3.2. 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.

3.3. 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.

3.4. (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.

3.5. (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.

3.6. 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 3.1 above.

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Part 4: Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth

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

4.1. 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.

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

4.3. 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.

4.4. 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.

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Part 5: Boden Fund

5.1. (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.

5.2. 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.

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

5.4. (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.

5.5. (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.

5.6. 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.

5.7. (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.

5.8. 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 5.7 above) or fails to comply with any other requirement specified in this Part.

5.9. 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 5.7 above) the scholar shall receive no stipend in respect of the following term.

5.10. (1) Electors other than the Boden Professor may, if the board for good reasons so determines on any occasion, receive an honorarium not exceeding £4.

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

5.11. (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 5.1 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.

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Part 6: Montague Burton Professor of International Relations

6.1. 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.

6.2. 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.

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

6.4. 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.

6.5. 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.

6.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 6.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 7: E.K. Chambers Studentship

Amended with effect from 12 April 2017 (Gazette, vol.147, p.429, 4 May 2017)

7.1. 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 any subject.

7.2. 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.

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

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Part 8: Craven Fund

Amended with effect from 14 October 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 145, p.68, 16 October 2014)

8.1 The net annual income of the foundation of John Lord Craven, to be known as the Craven Fund, shall be applied to the promotion of classical learning and taste.

8.2 The Fund includes transfers from the Dean Ireland’s Scholarship Fund, Charles Oldham Scholarships Fund in Classical Studies, Nellie Wallace Bequest, Conington Prize Fund, Henry Francis Pelham Studentship Fund, De Paravicini Prizes Fund, Hertford Prize Fund and Harold Lister Sunderland Fund.

8.3 The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Faculty of Classics Board, which may make and amend Standing Orders consistent with this Part governing the administration of the Fund and the application of its income.

8.4 The income may be used, at the discretion of the Faculty of Classics Board, 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.

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

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Part 9: Michael Daly Memorial Fund

9.1. (1) The net income of the fund established by the gift made to the University in 1992 by Mr and Mrs Allen Daly as a memorial to their son, Michael, shall be applied in awards, to be known as Michael Daly Awards, to members of staff of the Bodleian Library or, in default of suitable applicants in any year, to members of staff of other libraries of the University.

(2) The awards shall be used by the recipients to enable them to study the languages or cultures of the Turkic-speaking world; the Caucasus; the Slavonic and East European worlds; the Middle East; the Far East; or South and South-East Asia; with preference given whenever possible to applicants studying some aspect of the Turkic-speaking world and the Caucasus.

9.2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management comprising the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian and the Keeper of Oriental Collections, or their respective nominees or deputies, one of the Curators of the University Libraries to be chosen from time to time by the curators, and a person to be chosen from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies from among the holders of academic posts in Turkish.

9.3. The board shall determine which of the eligible candidates shall receive the awards, the value of each award, and any conditions governing its use.

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

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Part 10: Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize

Amended with effect from 6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012, Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

10.1. The net annual proceeds of the benefaction of Elizabeth Denyer, widow, and of that part of the benefaction of John Johnson, DD, which he designated for the encouragement of the study of Theology within the University shall be applied to that object.

10.2. The proceeds shall be used for a travelling fellowship and a prize for the encouragement of the study of Theology, to be called the Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize.

10.3. The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management for the fund.

10.4. There shall be a travelling fellowship of a value to be determined in each case by the board of management, tenable for one year.

10.5. (1) One travelling fellow shall be elected every other year, if suitable candidates present themselves.

(2) Candidates must be members of the University who, on the first day of October in the academic year in which the election takes place, are under 40 years of age, and either

(a) have qualified by examination for any degree of the University; or

(b) are members of Congregation.

10.6. The travelling fellowship shall not be awarded to the same person more than twice.

10.7. (1) Every travelling fellow elected shall, unless he or she has received from the board exemption from the requirement, be required to spend at least three months of his or her tenure of the fellowship in residence outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of study at some place or places approved by the board.

(2) Part of the value of the travelling fellowship as determined by the board shall be applied, at its discretion, to meet expenses necessarily incurred by the travelling fellow under this condition.

(3) The board shall have power to authorise the payment of such part of the emoluments of the fellowship as it may deem reasonable to a fellow who has failed to complete his or her period of residence outside the United Kingdom; and the board shall also have power to require a fellow to produce such evidence of diligence in the prosecution of his or her studies as it may think expedient.

10.8. Subject to this Part, the board shall have power to make, and to vary from time to time, provisions concerning the mode of election to, and the conditions of tenure and time of payment of the emoluments of, the travelling fellowship, except that no election to a travelling fellowship shall be made by the board unless notice of not less than twenty days has been given by it of the time and place at which names of the candidates are to be received.

10.9. There shall be a prize which shall be awarded on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology to the candidate whose performance the examiners judge to be the best and of sufficient merit for the prize, except that it shall not be awarded to a candidate who has been awarded a Senior Pusey and Ellerton Prize in Biblical Hebrew unless there is no other candidate of sufficient merit to be awarded the Denyer and Johnson Prize.

10.10. The value of the prize shall be such as the board shall from time to time determine.

10.11. Any income from the benefaction in excess of the sum required in each year for paying the emoluments of the fellowship and prize may be used by the board in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the award of an additional travelling fellowship on the same terms and conditions as the above;

(2) for studentships to be awarded to graduates reading for higher degrees under the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, on conditions laid down by the board;

(3) for grants or any purpose connected with the advancement of theological learning.

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

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Part 11: Travel Fund for the Economics of Developing Countries

11.1. The fund which was created by the benefaction for the study of Colonial Affairs accepted by the University in 1943 from the United Africa Company, and held as an earmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund, shall be used to support travel for the purposes of the study of the economics of developing countries (broadly conceived) through grants awarded to the holders of established academic posts within the University.

11.2. Subject always to the agreement of the Trustees of the Higher Studies Fund,1 the travel fund shall be administered under such arrangements as shall be approved from time to time by Council by regulation.

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Part 12: Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize

12.1. The Egerton Coghill Benefaction shall be used for the establishment of a landscape painting prize for members of the University reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University.

12.2. The prize shall be called 'The Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize' in memory of the donor's father.

12.3. The prize shall be competed for annually by members of the University who are reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University.

12.4. (1) Only small landscape paintings painted during the preceding twelve months shall be admissible as entries.

(2) No competitor shall submit more than one entry for any one competition.

(3) The winner of the prize in any one year shall not be eligible to compete in any subsequent year.

12.5. The competition shall be announced in the University Gazette, and shall be judged by the Ruskin Master of Drawing (or a deputy appointed by the Master) and the Keeper of the Department of Western Art (or a deputy appointed by the Keeper).

12.6. (1) The net annual income from the prize fund shall be divided as to one-fifth for each of the judges for the year in question as their fees for judging the competition and as to three-fifths for the winner.

(2) If, however, in any year in the opinion of the judges no competitor submits an entry of sufficient quality to win the competition they shall declare that no competitor has won the competition, and the three-fifths share of the income which would have been paid to a winner in that year shall be subject to the provisions of section 20 of Statute XVI.

(3) If in any year there are no entries for the prize, the whole of the income for that year shall be subject to the provisions of section 20 of Statute XVI.

12.7. The winning entry shall be displayed in some prominent position during Commemoration Week or any other suitable occasion.

12.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 12.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 13: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund

13.1. The main object of the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be the award of Eldon Law Scholarships to suitable members of the University intending to follow the profession of the law.

13.2. The Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

13.3. After payment of any expenses of administration the net income of the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be applied by the board in maintaining scholarships, to be called Eldon Law Scholarships, which may consist of single payments, or of not more than three annual payments, which may be of varying amounts, as the board shall determine in each case.

13.4. The following persons only shall be eligible to receive Eldon Law Scholarships, namely those members of the University of Oxford who:

(1) have passed their examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law; and

(2) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of the above examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(3) intend to follow the profession of the law; and

(4) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within a period of two years beginning on, the date of their call to the Bar.

13.5. In awarding the scholarships the board shall take into account the financial circumstances of the applicants.

13.6. Within the limits prescribed by this Part, the board shall have full power to make rules for the award of the scholarships, including rules as to the value and period of tenure of the awards, and the qualifications, and method of ascertainment and selection, of beneficiaries.

13.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 13.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 14: Ellerton Theological Essay Prize

Amended with effect from 6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012, Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

14.1. The annual net income of the benefaction given in 1825 by The Revd Edward Ellerton, DD, Fellow of Magdalen College, for the encouragement of theological learning in the University by the establishment of an annual prize for an English Essay shall continue to form the endowment fund for the Ellerton Theological Essay Prize.

14.2. The prize shall be of a value determined by the board of management and shall be offered annually for the best English Essay on some doctrine or duty of the Christian religion or on any other subject of theology which shall be deemed meet and useful.

14.3. The prize shall be open to all members of the University who, on the day fixed for the submission of essays, have not exceeded thirty terms from their matriculation, except that any candidate holding a degree of another university at the time of his or her matriculation shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from his or her matriculation.

14.4. No one to whom the prize has been awarded shall again offer himself or herself as a candidate.

14.5. (1) The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management of the prize.

(2) The board shall appoint annually not more than three judges who shall be paid such fee as the board shall provide, and who shall award the prize.

14.6. A difference of opinion among the judges shall be decided by a majority.

14.7. (1) Not later than the end of the fourth week in Michaelmas Full Term candidates shall submit titles for approval by the judges, and the essays shall be sent in on or before the first day of the Trinity Term next ensuing.

(2) The length of an essay shall not exceed 10,000 words.

14.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 14.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 15: Estlin Carpenter Fund

15.1. The assets of the Estlin Carpenter Trust (established in 1927 by a bequest under the will of Dr Joseph Estlin Carpenter) shall form a fund to be known as the Estlin Carpenter Fund.

15.2. The fund shall be administered by the Committee on Continuing Education and the net income used for the promotion of extension lectures to be known as the Estlin Carpenter Lectures on subjects relating to the place of mankind in nature, such as the sciences of Astronomy, Geology, Biology, Geography, and kindred studies bearing on human development in Psychology, History, Literature, Art, Social Organisation, Economics, and Political Philosophy.

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Part 16: Ford's Lectures in British History

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

16.1. Ford's Lecturer in British History shall hold office for one year, and no lecturer shall be re-eligible until four years have elapsed from his or her appointment.

16.2. The lecturer shall deliver not less than six lectures on British History, and these lectures shall be delivered either in Michaelmas or in Hilary Term, or partly in the one and partly in the other.

16.3. The lecturer shall be elected by a board of seven electors, consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) - (4) three persons appointed by Council;

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

16.4. Each of the appointed electors shall hold office for three years, and shall be re-eligible; and one elector appointed by Council and one elector appointed by the faculty board shall vacate office every year.

16.5. The lecturer shall receive from the revenues of the Ford Bequest, on completion of his or her course of lectures, £600 or such larger sum as the board of electors, with the approval of Council, shall determine.

16.6. The board of electors shall make an election to the lecturership at any time up to three years before the lecturer takes up office.

16.7. Candidates for election to the office of lecturer shall send in their names, together with the subjects of the lectures which they propose to deliver, and with any further explanations which they may think fit to offer, to the Registrar not later than the first day of November in each year and the Registrar shall forward the applications without delay to the Vice-Chancellor; but the choice of the electors shall not be necessarily limited to such candidates.

16.8. (1) No member of the board of electors shall be eligible for the office of lecturer.

(2) On the occurrence of a vacancy on the board of electors the Registrar shall notify the vacancy to Council or to the Board of the Faculty of History, as the case shall be; and Council or the board shall fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

16.9. The board of electors shall be the board of management for the revenues arising from the Ford Bequest.

16.10. Any income in excess of the sum required in each year for the payment of the stipend of the lecturer may be used by the board at its discretion in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the payment of travelling expenses incurred by the lecturer for that or for any subsequent year;

(2) for the payment of expenses incidental to the delivery of the lectures;

(3) for the payment of expenses incurred in connection with the entertainment of the lecturer;

(4) for the payment in any year of one or more James Ford Special Lecturers, each to deliver a single lecture on some aspect of British History, for which he or she shall receive a fee of up to £100, or such larger sum as the board of electors, with the approval of Council, shall determine, together with reimbursement of the travelling and other incidental expenses incurred in connection with the delivery of the lecture, and the payment of expenses incurred in connection with the entertainment of the Special Lecturer;

(5) for such other means of support for the teaching of British History in the University as the board of electors shall from time to time determine.

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Part 17: Fortnum Trusts and Parker's Benefaction

17. The whole of the net income of the Fortnum Trusts and of Parker's Benefaction shall be put at the disposal of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum to be applied towards the maintenance and increase of the Ashmolean collections.

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Part 18: Gaisford Fund

18.1. The net income of the fund established in memory of the late Dr Thomas Gaisford, Dean of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Greek, shall be applied for the advancement of classical learning in the University.

18.2. There shall be a board of management for the fund consisting of:

(1) the Regius Professor of Greek;

(2), (3) two members of the Sub-faculty of Classical Languages and Literature elected by the Board of the Faculty of Classics to hold office for a period of three years.

18.3. (1) The board of management shall elect annually a lecturer, to be known as the Gaisford Lecturer, to hold office for one academic year in the course of which he or she shall deliver one lecture on a subject of his or her own choosing in the field of Greek or Latin Literature.

(2) The lecture shall normally be delivered in Trinity Term unless the board of management decides otherwise.

18.4. The board of management shall determine the emoluments of the lecturer, and provision for his or her travelling expenses, for payment from the Gaisford Fund.

18.5. The board of management shall offer the following annual prizes of such value and on such terms and conditions as it shall from time to time determine:

(1) a Gaisford Essay Prize for Greek Language and Literature (for which only undergraduates shall be eligible);

(2) a Gaisford Dissertation Prize for Greek or Latin Language and Literature (for which only graduates shall be eligible).

18.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 18.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 19: Gibbs Prizes

Amended with effect from 11 February 2009 (Gazette Vol. 139, p. 697, 26 February 2009)

19.1. The main object of the fund established under the will of Mr Charles Day Dowling Gibbs shall be the endowment and maintenance of awards, which shall be called Gibbs Prizes and shall be given to undergraduates, in Classics, Mathematics, Law, Science, History, Divinity, or other subjects as the University shall determine.

19.2. (1) Prizes shall be offered annually for proficiency in History, Chemistry, Law, Biochemistry, Zoology, Politics, and Geography.

(2) The number, value, and conditions of award of the prizes shall be fixed at the discretion of the board of management.

19.3. Candidates for the prizes shall be members of the University who at the beginning of the examination have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation, and are reading for a final honour school, except that Council may grant dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her matriculation.

19.4. The prizes shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(3) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;

(4) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(5) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

19.5. Appointed members of the board shall hold office for five years and shall be re eligible.

19.6. (1) The board shall every year appoint examiners, not fewer than two in number for each subject in which a prize is to be awarded, who shall examine the candidates and award the prize or prizes if candidates of sufficient merit offer themselves, except that the board may arrange for the prize or some or all of the prizes in any subject to be awarded on the results of a Public Examination of the University by the examiners in that subject.

(2) Examiners shall receive such remuneration as the board shall from time to time determine.

19.7. (1) Where a special examination is held for a Gibbs Prize it shall be conducted, after due notice, at such time and place as the examiners may appoint.

(2) All expenses connected with the examination, including the remuneration of the examiners and the printing of examination papers, shall be paid out of the Gibbs Trust Fund.

19.8. The board shall have power to make provision for the award of grants to unsuccessful candidates for a prize who have done meritorious work in the examination in which they have offered themselves as candidates.

19.9. In the event of there being unspent income in the fund, this may be spent, at the discretion of the board, on additional prizes in such subjects as the board may from time to time determine.

19.10. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 19.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 20: Glasstone Benefaction

Amended with effect from 7 February 2007 (Gazette Vol. 137, p. 788, 22 February 2007) and from 14 March 2012 (Gazette Vol. 141, p. 439, 19 April 2012)

20.1. The assets of the trust established by Professor Samuel Glasstone, the trusteeship of which was accepted by the University in 1971, together with the accumulated income and the further assets added in accordance with the provisions of Professor Glasstone’s will, shall constitute the Glasstone Benefaction.

20.2. (1) The benefaction shall be known as the Glasstone Fund.

(2) The net income arising from the fund shall be used for the establishment of postdoctoral fellowships for research in the University in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics (including Statistics and Computer Science), Materials, and Physics.

(3) A fellowship will be made available by the University at the commencement of any academic year where sufficient income and suitable candidates are available. If the income is sufficient, the University may award more than one fellowship in any given year.

20.3. The fellowships shall be in memory of Professor Glasstone and his wife, Violette Glasstone, and shall be named the Violette and Samuel Glasstone Research Fellowships in Science; and the recipients of the fellowships shall be given a statement describing the identities and interests of Violette and Samuel Glasstone.

20.4. The fellowships shall not be restricted to graduates of the University, nor shall there be any age limit for recipients of the fellowships.

20.5. (1) The fellowships shall be awarded by the University in accordance with arrangements approved by Council, and shall be tenable at the University.

(2) They shall be awarded for a period of up to three years at the absolute discretion of the body or persons responsible for the award of the fellowship or fellowships in question.

20.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 20.2 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 21: Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies

21.1. The first charge on the net income of the fund for the endowment of the Calouste Gulbenkian Professorship of Armenian Studies shall be the costs (including support costs) of the professorship.

21.2. Any balance of income not required for the professorship may be applied, under such arrangements as may be approved from time to time by Council, towards the travel and other research expenses of the Calouste Gulbenkian Professor.

21.3. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 21.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 22: Eugene Havas Memorial Prize Fund

22.1. The main object of the Eugene Havas Memorial Prize Fund, established by a donation accepted by the University in 1985, shall be the award of a prize to the most deserving candidate for an examination, other than the First or Second Public Examination, in an Economics or Political Science subject.

22.2. The fund shall be applied to the award from time to time of a prize or prizes for distinguished performance in the examination for the M.Phil. in Development Studies.

22.3. The prizes shall be awarded on the recommendation of the M.Phil. examiners, under such arrangements as may be approved from time to time by Council.

22.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 22.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 23: Heath Harrison Fund

Amended with effect from 11 February 2009 (Gazette Vol. 139, p. 697, 26 February 2009)

23.1. The benefaction of £25,000 accepted by Decree (3) of Convocation on 17 June 1919 (as subsequently amended) from Sir Heath Harrison, Bart, of Brasenose College, shall continue to be known as the Heath Harrison Fund.

23.2. The income of the fund shall be applied:

(1) as to not more than one-fourth of the net annual income, in providing instruction within the University in French and other modern European languages;

(2) in the institution of senior and junior travelling scholarships;

(3) as to any surplus net income not required under (1) and (2) above, in any other manner which the board of management shall consider to promote the study by student members of the University of modern European languages.

23.3. The senior and junior travelling scholarships shall be held exclusively by persons who are members of the University, while studying French and other modern European languages in foreign countries.

23.4. The junior travelling scholarships shall be open for competition to undergraduate members of the University otherwise qualified as in section 23.3 above.

23.5. The scholarships shall be awarded by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor or a member of Congregation nominated by him or her from year to year;

(2) the Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature;

(3), (4) two members of Congregation elected by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;

(5) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of History.

23.6. The elected members of the board shall hold office for three years, and shall be re eligible, but no elected member who has held office for six years consecutively shall be immediately re-eligible.

23.7. The board shall have power:

(1) to fix the amount to be paid in each year for providing instruction in modern European languages and to determine its allocation;

(2) to make regulations as to the award and tenure of the travelling scholarships;

(3) to defray from the income of the fund any expenses incidental to the carrying out of the provisions of this Part, including the remuneration of examiners, if any;

(4) to promote by the award of grants or in any other way at its discretion the study by student members of the University of modern European languages.

23.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the fund, as defined in sections 23.2 and 23.3 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 24: Hensley Henson Fund

Amended with effect from 10 February 2016 (Gazette, Vol. 146, p. 317, 18 February 2016)

24.1. The net income of the bequest by Bishop Herbert Hensley Henson, DD, Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, shall be used to support an annual lecturership for the delivery by an appropriately qualified lecturer, of not less than four or more than six lectures in the University, under arrangements to be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, on the subject of ‘The Appeal to History as an integral part of Christian apologetics’.

24.2. Any balance of income not required for the lecturership may at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion be applied in furtherance of the study of Theology in the University.

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Part 25: Hope Fund

25.1. The assets from time to time representing the benefactions accepted by the University from The Revd Frederick William Hope in 1849 and 1860 and from Ellen Hope in 1862, together with the gift of Dr George Blunsdell Longstaff in 1909, shall constitute a fund to be known as the Hope Fund.

25.2. The collections donated by The Revd Frederick William Hope shall be known respectively as the Hope Entomological Collection, the Hope Library, and the Hope Collection of Engraved Portraits.

25. The income from the fund shall be used for the support of the collections and library.

25.4. A sum representing three-thirteenths of the net income of the fund shall be applied to the support of the Keeper of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum, who shall be the Keeper of the Hope Collection of Engraved Portraits.

25.5. In addition to any sums that may be allocated under section 25.6 below, a sum representing one-thirteenth of the net income of the fund shall be applied to the support of the Hope Entomological Collection (including the related part of the Hope Library), and an equal sum of one-thirteenth of the net income shall be applied to the support of the Hope Collection of Engraved Portraits (including the related part of the Hope Library).

25.6. The balance of the net income of the fund shall be administered by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and shall be applied to the furtherance of the study of Entomology with particular reference to the purposes of the Hope Entomological Collection.

25.7. The purposes for which the income shall be used under section 25.6 above may include:

(1) the support of a Professorship of Zoology (Entomology), to be called the Hope Professorship of Zoology, the holder of which shall lecture and give instruction in Zoology with special reference to the articulata;

(2) the support of studentships, which shall be called the Hope Studentships, to be awarded to persons who are, or have been accepted for admission as, members of the University and who intend to undertake graduate study under the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board in association with the Hope Entomological Collection;

(3) the purchase of books or equipment for, or the provision of grants towards research expenses incurred in support of, the Hope Entomological Collection;

(4) the support of research fellowships or curatorial services in connection with the Hope Entomological Collection;

(5) such other support of the Hope Entomological Collection as the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board shall think fit.

25.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the fund, as defined in sections 25.3 and 25.6 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 26: Indian Institute Library

26.1. (1) The trusts declared in the indenture made on 26 May 1895 between Sir Monier Monier-Williams, KCIE, MA, DCL, Boden Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Oxford of the one part and the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford of the other part are varied as provided below.

(2) As from the date on which this statute came into operation, clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4 of that indenture and every part of those clauses are repealed and shall cease to have any force or effect.

(3) As from the date on which this statute came into operation, that indenture shall be read and have effect as if clauses 1 and 2 below had been originally in the indenture in place of those clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4:

‘1. Those books and manuscripts shall be placed in the Indian Institute or elsewhere under the charge of the Curators of the University Libraries and shall be kept and used in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bodleian Library.

2. An inscription commemorating the benefaction of Sir Monier Monier-Williams shall be placed in the Library of the Indian Institute.’

26.2. (1) The trusts declared in the indenture made on 30 March 1885 between The Revd Solomon Caesar Malan of Balliol College, DD, Vicar of Broadwindsor in the County of Dorset of the one part and the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford of the other part are varied as provided below.

(2) As from the date on which this statute came into operation, clause 1 of that indenture shall be read and have effect as if the words ‘upon the trusts’ had been originally inserted in the indenture in place of the words ‘upon trust for the purpose of the Indian Institute within the University of Oxford’.

(3) As from the date on which this statute came into operation, clause 2, including sub-clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), and (vii) of clause 2, of that indenture and every part of that clause and those sub clauses are repealed and shall cease to have any force or effect.

(4) As from the date on which this statute came into operation, that indenture shall be read and have effect as if the following clause 2 had been originally inserted in the indenture in place of that clause 2:

‘2. The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, hereby covenant and agree with The Revd Solomon Caesar Malan that they the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars will hold that library of books and all other books that may subsequently be added to them by The Revd Solomon Caesar Malan upon trust subject to the following conditions:

(i) The books shall be placed in the Indian Institute or elsewhere under the charge of the Curators of the University Libraries and shall be kept and used in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bodleian Library.

(ii) An inscription commemorating the benefaction of The Revd Solomon Caesar Malan shall be placed in the Library of the Indian Institute.’

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Part 27: John Wilfred Jenkinson Memorial Lecturership

Amended with effect from 25 July 2007 (Gazette Vol. 138, p. 4, 20 September 2007)

27.1. A lecturership shall be established and maintained in the University, to be called the John Wilfred Jenkinson Memorial Lecturership.

27.2. (1) One or more lecturers shall be appointed in each year.

(2) Each lecturer shall hold office for one year and shall be re-eligible.

(3) Each lecturer shall deliver one or more lectures or lecture demonstrations on comparative or experimental embryology.

27.3. Lectures given by the lecturers shall be open to all members of the University without fee.

27.4. The lecturers shall receive such stipend as the board of management shall from time to time determine.

27.5. The lecturers shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Rector of Exeter College;

(3) the Regius Professor of Medicine;

(4) the Linacre Professor of Zoology;

(5) the Waynflete Professor of Physiology;

(6) Dr. Lee’s Professor of Anatomy;

(7) a member of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board elected by that board to hold office for five years.

27.6. The board of electors shall be the board of management for the revenues arising from the bequest.

27.7. Any net income in excess of the sum required in each year for the payment of the stipend of the lecturers, and after the payment of the necessary costs of administration, may be applied by the board in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the payment of travelling expenses incurred by the lecturers;

(2) towards the cost of the publication of the lectures;

(3) towards the making of grants for research, or for the maintenance of those engaged on research, on comparative or experimental embryology of animals to be carried out in the Department of Zoology under the direction of the Linacre Professor of Zoology.

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Part 28: Johnson University Prize

28.1. That part of the net proceeds arising from Dr Johnson’s bequest which is designated for the promotion of mathematical studies shall be given annually in money to the Senior University Mathematical Prizewinner, who shall be called The Johnson University Prizewinner.

28.2. The prize shall be awarded under conditions laid down by Council by regulation.

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Part 29: Kennicott Fellowship and Pusey and Ellerton Prizes

29.1. There shall be a Kennicott Fellowship and Pusey and Ellerton Prizes which shall be managed by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Regius Professor of Divinity;

(2) the Regius Professor of Hebrew;

(3) the President of Magdalen College, or a member of Congregation appointed by him or her for three years and being re eligible;

(4) the Dean of Christ Church, or a member of Congregation appointed by him or her for three years and being re eligible;

(5) the Warden of Wadham College, or a member of Congregation appointed by him or her for three years and being re eligible;

(6) a representative of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies appointed by the faculty board for three years and being re eligible.

29.2. The board shall appoint for each year not more than three electors, who shall consider the applications of candidates for the fellowship, shall make the elections to the fellowships, shall recommend, if they think fit, the making of grants of money or books to unsuccessful candidates for the fellowship, and shall receive from the Pusey and Ellerton Fund remuneration for their services at rates to be determined for each year by the board.

29.3. (1) The board shall in at least every third year offer, and the electors, if candidates suitable in their judgement present themselves, shall in the Trinity Term of that year or as soon as possible afterwards elect to, a Kennicott Fellowship, either without an examination or after such examination as they may think fit.

(2) The fellowship shall be open, with preference to candidates who have not on the first day of the term of the election passed their 25th birthday, to any person who is a member of the University who has obtained a first or second class in an honour school, or who has, in the opinion of the electors, achieved comparable academic standing in another university.

(3) Every candidate must submit with his or her application both evidence of knowledge of Hebrew and a statement satisfactory to the electors as to the course of study he or she intends to pursue in connection with the Hebrew language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the cognate Semitic languages so far as they illustrate Hebrew, and, in the case of a candidate who is already a member of the University, a statement of consent to his or her candidature from the head of his college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

(4) The fellowship shall be tenable for two years from the first day of the Michaelmas Term of the year of election, except that its assumption may be deferred at the discretion of the board, and shall be renewable for a third year at the discretion of and under conditions to be determined by the board.

(5) No person shall be eligible a second time for the fellowship.

(6) As a condition of becoming entitled to the emoluments of the fellowship, a fellow must have been admitted to matriculation as a member of the University, must reside within the University for two academic years unless the electors give him or her leave to pursue his or her course of study elsewhere, and must satisfy the board in each term that he or she is diligently prosecuting a course of studies in Hebrew approved by the board.

(7) The emoluments of the fellowship, which shall be paid out of the Kennicott Fund (subject to the provisions of section 29.5 below), shall be such sum as the board shall determine in the light of any other emoluments accruing to the fellow during his or her tenure of the fellowship.

29.4. There shall be Senior and Junior Pusey and Ellerton Prizes offered each year in accordance with the following conditions:

(1) One or more senior prizes shall be awarded on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology, and one or more on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the examiners judge to be of sufficient merit.

(2) Two or more junior prizes shall be awarded on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Theology, and two or more on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the moderators judge to be of sufficient merit.

(3) The senior prize shall be open to any member of the University qualified to obtain honours in the Honour School of Theology or of Oriental Studies.

(4) The value of the prizes, which shall be paid out of the Pusey and Ellerton Fund (subject to the provisions of section 29.5 below), shall be such as the board shall from time to time determine.

29.5. If in any year the net income available in either fund, after defraying all necessary expenses of administration (including the remuneration of the electors and the cost of examinations), shall be insufficient to meet the emoluments of the fellowship or of the prizes as the case may be, the deficiency on that fund shall be made good out of the income of the other.

29.6. (1) Any surplus income remaining in the funds over and above that required for the above purposes may at the discretion of the board be applied in one or more of the following ways:

(a) in awarding a second fellowship on the same terms as are set out in section 29.3 above;

(b) in assisting publications which may forward the objects of the trusts;

(c) for the encouragement in other ways of the objects of the trusts.

(2) In applying income in accordance with sub section (1) above, the board shall always keep in view the main objects of the founders, namely in the case of the Kennicott Fund, the promotion of Hebrew studies, and, in the case of the Pusey and Ellerton Fund, the promotion of sound theology through a solid and critical knowledge of Hebrew.

29.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the founders, as set out in section 29.6 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 30: King Charles I Foundation

30. The assets of the King Charles I Foundation shall be distributed equally between Exeter, Jesus, and Pembroke Colleges for them to hold, and to apply the income in the same ways as they have previously applied the income received by them from the University.

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Part 31: John Locke Prize

31.1. The main object of the endowment given by Mr Henry Wilde shall be the promotion of the study of Mental Philosophy among the student members of the University.

31.2. The endowment shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy.

31.3. The first charge on the net income of the endowment shall be the emoluments of a prize in Mental Philosophy, which shall always be called, in honour and memory of John Locke, the John Locke Prize.

31.4. The prize shall be awarded, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, after an examination in Mental Philosophy.

31.5. The prize shall be open to:

(1) members of the University who have passed all the examinations required for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, but who shall not take the prize examination later than the tenth term from that in which they completed those examinations;

(2) members of the University working for or having obtained postgraduate degrees of the University who are not included under (1) above, but who shall not take the prize examination later than the tenth term from their matriculation.

31.6. The value of the prize, payable on award, shall be £300 or such greater sum from the income of the endowment as the faculty board shall determine subject to section 31.3. above.

31.7. The prize shall not be awarded twice to the same person.

31.8. The examiners for this prize shall be:

(1), (2) in 2001 and in every second year after that the Wykeham Professor of Logic and the Professor of the History of Philosophy; in 2002 and in every second year after that White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy and the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy;

(3) the Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy.

31.9. (1) Each of the professors specified in section 31.8 above may, if he or she thinks fit, appoint some other person, of the Degree of Master of Arts at least and approved by the board, to act in his or her place.

(2) The Professor of Psychology (or his or her deputy) shall act as assessor for such part of the examination as involves a technical knowledge of psychology.

(3) In case of an equality of votes, the senior examiner shall have a casting vote.

31.10. The examiners shall have power to award the sum of £100, or such greater sum from the income of the endowment as the faculty board shall determine subject to section 31.3 above, to the second-prizewinner if and only if they would have judged him or her worthy of the prize had there not been a better candidate.

31.11. The board shall fix the remunerations of the examiners and assessor and shall defray any other expenses arising in connection with the prize from the income of the endowment.

31.12. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the endowment, as defined in section 31.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 32: Marquis of Lothian's Studentship in Modern History

32.1. The main objects of the Lothian Fund, accepted by the University in 1870 from William Schomberg Robert, eighth Marquis of Lothian, shall be the encouragement of the study of Modern History and the perpetuation of the memory of the founder.

32.2. The fund shall, after payment of any charges for administration, be used to maintain a studentship, to be called the Marquis of Lothian’s Studentship in Modern History.

32.3. The Board of Management of the Bryce Research Studentship in History shall be the board of management of the studentship.

32.4. Any member of the University engaged on research in Modern History for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be eligible for election to the studentship.

32.5. The board of management shall elect to the studentship on such other terms as it shall see fit.

32.6. (1) Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the fund, as defined in section 32.1 above, are always kept in view.

(2) Previous notice of any such amendment shall be given to the person or persons entitled to the estate charged with the annuity granted by the founder (being of full age and of sound mind and within the United Kingdom) but the consent of that person or those persons to that amendment shall not be necessary.

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Part 33: Lyell Reader in Bibliography

33. Any part of the income from the bequest accepted by the University in 1948 for the election of the James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography which is not required for the furtherance of the purposes specified in the regulations governing the readership shall be applied by the electors with the consent of Council to the furtherance of teaching or research (or both) in one or more of the subjects specified as the field of the readership.

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Part 34: Macbride Sermon

34.1. The net income from the fund derived from an anonymous benefaction accepted by the University in 1848, now known as the Macbride Fund after J.D. Macbride, DCL, Principal of Magdalen Hall, shall be paid to the preacher of the annual sermon known as the Macbride Sermon.

34.2. The Macbride Sermon shall be preached upon ‘the application of the prophecies in Holy Scripture respecting the Messiah to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’.

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Part 35: James Mew Scholarships in Arabic and Rabbinical Hebrew

35.1. The main object of the endowment shall be the encouragement of the linguistic study of Arabic and Rabbinical Hebrew, and awards from the endowment shall not be made for any other subject.

35.2. There shall be two scholarships, called the James Mew Arabic Scholarship and the James Mew Rabbinical Hebrew Scholarship respectively, each tenable for one year from the day of election.

35.3. The scholarships shall be awarded solely for proficiency in the linguistic study of either Arabic or Rabbinical Hebrew.

35.4. In each year an election shall be made either to a James Mew Arabic Scholarship or to a James Mew Rabbinical Hebrew Scholarship or to both, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

35.5. (1) The scholarships shall be open to those who have qualified for a degree of this or another university and who have on the day appointed for the examination not exceeded the twenty-sixth year from the date of their birth, except that those who have qualified for a degree at another university shall become matriculated members of this University before entering into tenure of a scholarship.

(2) No candidate shall be eligible for election to an Arabic Scholarship whose vernacular language is Arabic, or to a Rabbinical Hebrew Scholarship whose vernacular language is Hebrew.

35.6. There shall be a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Regius Professor of Hebrew;

(3) the Laudian Professor of Arabic;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and holding office for two years and being re-eligible.

35.7. (1) The board shall every year appoint not more than four examiners, who shall examine candidates and elect the scholar or the scholars.

(2) Each examiner shall be paid out of the income of the fund for his or her services such sum as the board shall determine.

(3) The aggregate of the payments made on any one occasion to the examiners in each language shall not exceed one-twelfth of the net annual income of the fund.

35.8. (1) The examination shall be conducted, after not less than one month’s notice, at such place and time as the examiners, with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor, may determine.

(2) It shall be wholly in writing, and shall be occupied exclusively with the linguistic study of Arabic or Rabbinical Hebrew as the case may be and not with questions of history, Biblical or other.

35.9. Every scholar during his or her tenure of the scholarship shall pursue such a course of study or research as the Laudian Professor of Arabic or the Regius Professor of Hebrew, as the case may be, shall approve, and shall for this purpose reside for eight weeks within the University in each of the three university terms, unless he or she desires to study elsewhere with the permission of the board.

35.10. (1) Each scholar shall receive a total emolument of £100 or such larger sum, not exceeding the value of one year’s net income of the fund after the expenses of management and the examiner’s fees have been deducted, as the board may determine, having regard to any other emoluments accruing to the scholar and to the state of the fund.

(2) The total emolument of each scholar shall be payable in such instalments as the board may determine, and so long as the scholar conforms to the requirements of section 38.9 above.

35.11. Neither of the two scholarships shall be awarded to the same person a second time.

35.12. Any surplus income arising in any year may at the discretion of the board be applied in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the award, on the recommendation of the examiners for the scholarship, of James Mew Exhibitions in Arabic or Rabbinical Hebrew to candidates for the scholarship (if they are qualified under section 38.5 above) whose work, though not of sufficient merit for the award of a scholarship, is of a standard sufficient to justify an award from the fund; the value and tenure of such exhibitions to be determined by the board;

(2) for the award from time to time, under regulations to be made by the board, of one or more James Mew Prizes for essays on subjects concerned exclusively with the literature of Arabic or Rabbinical Hebrew;

(3) for the award, on the recommendation of the examiners in the Honour School of Oriental Studies, of one or more James Mew Senior Prizes, and, on the recommendation of the moderators in the First Public Examination in Oriental Studies, of one or more James Mew Junior Prizes, to those candidates whose performance in Arabic or in Rabbinical Hebrew the examiners or moderators judge to be of special merit;

(4) for making grants at the discretion of the board, subject to the consent of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, for any purpose concerned with the encouragement of the linguistic study of Arabic or Rabbinical Hebrew.

35.13. The board of management may from time to time make regulations, not inconsistent with this Part, for carrying any of the provisions of this Part into effect.

35.14. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the endowment, as defined in section 35.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 36: Osgood Memorial Prize

36.1. The main object of the benefaction accepted by the University from Mrs June Osgood shall be the encouragement of composition in some form of chamber music, and research in the history and aesthetics of music.

36.2. The prize established from the benefaction shall be called the John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize, and shall be offered every year; it shall be offered alternately for a composition in some form of chamber music and for a dissertation which involves serious research on some subject, approved by the Heather Professor of Music, dealing with music from the historical or the aesthetic aspect, and which as a whole has not yet been, nor is about to be, submitted for a degree of this or any other university.

36.3. The prize shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Music, which shall have power, subject to the provisions of this Part, to make regulations as to the award of the prize and as to the appointment and remuneration of the judges.

36.4. Any surplus income may be used, at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty of Music, either to assist successful candidates in publishing their dissertations or compositions or for any other purpose connected with the advancement of the study of music at Oxford approved by the board and not inconsistent with the encouragement of composition in some form of chamber music or research in the history and aesthetics of music.

36.5. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 36.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 37: Prendergast Fund

Amended with effect from 12 April 2017 (Gazette, vol.147, p.429, 4 May 2017)

37.1. The bequest of the residue of the estate of Dr J.S. Prendergast shall be used to assist students to proceed to the University for the purpose of either taking their degrees or undergoing postgraduate courses. Preference will be given to candidates born or ordinarily resident in the Republic of Ireland.

37.2. The bequest shall be administered by a board of management of which the constitution shall be determined by Council.

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Part 38: Randall-MacIver Benefaction

38.1. The main object of the Randall-MacIver Benefaction shall be the support of junior research fellowships, to be known as Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellowships and open only to women candidates, and the net income of the benefaction shall be used for that purpose.

38.2. The fellowships shall be tenable at Lady Margaret Hall, Somerville College, St Hugh’s College, St Hilda’s College, and St Anne’s College, and at such other colleges as Congregation may from time to time by statute determine.

38.3. (1) The fellowships shall be tenable for a maximum period of two years and shall not be renewable.

(2) The subjects in which they may be held shall be the fine art, or music, or literature of any nation in any period.

38.4. The annual value of each fellowship shall be such sum as Council shall determine; and in addition such sum as Council may determine shall be paid to each fellow’s college towards the cost of working accommodation and other expenses incurred by the college in connection with the fellowship.

38.5. (1) In Michaelmas Term in each year Council shall consider how many, if any, new fellowships can be offered with effect from the Michaelmas Term following and, after consultation with the colleges specified in section 38.2 above, shall allocate any such fellowships to such of those colleges wishing to receive them as it thinks fit.

(2) The colleges of allocation shall then be entirely responsible for arranging for the selection and appointment of the fellows.

(3) The colleges of allocation shall also be responsible for fixing the conditions on which the fellowships shall be held, but provision shall always be made for the granting of leave of absence to any fellow whose work requires it.

38.6. Any income not required in any financial year for the maintenance of fellowships shall, at the discretion of Council, be carried forward for expenditure on fellowships in a subsequent year.

38.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 38.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 39: Rawnsley Studentships

39.1. The main object of the bequest of Miss Hilda Mary Virtue Tebbs shall be the establishment of studentships which shall be named Rawnsley Studentships after Flight Lieutenant Derek Rawnsley, RAF, who died in 1942, and which shall be tenable at St Hugh’s College for the study of the Czech or Polish language and literature by Czech or Polish nationals or, should a suitable Czech or Polish national not be available, by some other person whose qualifications are considered suitable, or for the study of the English language and literature by Czech or Polish nationals.

39.2. The studentships shall be administered by the Governing Body of St Hugh’s College under the general control of the University.

39.3. The governing body shall make regulations for the award of the studentships and shall have power from time to time to amend the regulations so long as the conditions prescribed by the testatrix in her will are always adhered to (save only that the studentships may also be held by Czech or Polish nationals wishing to study the English language and literature).

39.4. The Investment Committee of Council shall have control of the investments of the trust fund and shall place the net income at the disposal of the governing body.

39.5. The term ‘Czech national’ shall include any national of either the Czech Republic or the Slovak Republic and the term ‘Czech language and literature’ shall include all the languages and literatures of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

39.6. Congregation may from time to time, subject to the consent of the Governing Body of St Hugh’s College, amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 39.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 40: Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States

Amended with effect from 29 June 2010 (Gazette, Vol. 140, p. 1296, 1 July 2010)

40.1. The main object of the endowment originally accepted by the University from the Rhodes Trustees in 1920 as a fund for the study of Roman Dutch Law shall be the encouragement of the study of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States.

40.2. There shall be a Rhodes Professorship of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States.

40.3. The professor shall lecture and give instruction in those laws on such conditions as Council shall from time to time determine.

40.4. The professor shall be elected by a 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 with which the professorship shall be for the time being associated by Council, 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 Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

40.5. The net income of the endowment shall be applied towards the cost of the professorship.

40.6. Congregation may amend sections 40.2-40.5.

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Part 41: Sadler, Churton Collins, Smith, Cartwright, and Pickstock Fund

41.1. The assets of the Sadler Scholarship Fund, the Churton Collins Memorial Fund, the A.L. Smith Memorial Fund, the E.S. Cartwright Testimonial Fund, and the F.V. Pickstock Testimonial Fund shall form one fund to be known as the Sadler, Churton Collins, Smith, Cartwright, and Pickstock Fund.

41.2. The fund shall be administered by the Committee on Continuing Education and the net income used to award grants to enable students to attend residential courses for which grants would not normally be available from other sources.

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Part 42: Shute Fund

42. The income of the Shute Fund shall be applied in such manner as Council shall from time to time determine by regulation to the assistance of members of the University who are not members of any of the colleges listed in section 1 of Statute V, and who are in need of pecuniary assistance for their support at the University.

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Part 43: Slade Professor of Fine Art

43.1. (1) The purpose for which the trust fund and the income from it are held is the establishment of a professorship to be called the Slade Professorship of Fine Art.

(2) In each year there shall be paid out of the net income of the trust fund for that year:

(a) to the professor such allowance for his or her travelling and other expenses as the board of electors specified in section 43.4. below shall resolve;

(b) the proper costs of administering the trust in that year;

(c) such sum or sums for the purchase of slides or other illustrative material (which slides or other material shall become the property of the University) as the board shall resolve;

(d) to the professor such stipend (not being less than £400 or more than the balance of the net income of the fund) as the board shall resolve.

(3) Any part of the income of the trust fund in any year which is not applied under provisions (a) (d) above may be applied in such other ways, for the furtherance of the study of the Fine Arts in Oxford, as may be determined by the board.

43.2. The professorship shall be tenable for one year.

43.3. (1) The professor shall give during his or her tenure of the professorship at such place as the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint not less than eight lectures on the History, Theory, and Practice of the Fine Arts or some section or sections of them.

(2) The lectures shall be given in Full Term and shall be open to all members of the University.

43.4. The professor shall be elected by a board of electors consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Director of the National Gallery;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of All Souls College;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(6), (7) two persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of History;

(8) a person appointed by the Committee for the History of Art;

(9) a person appointed by the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum.

43.5. The Registrar shall see that not less than one calendar month’s notice is given to the electors of any vacancy in the professorship, and of the day, hour, and place proposed for the election of a successor, and of the name or names of the candidate or candidates; and shall also see that not less than a week’s notice is given to the electors of the day, hour, place, and purpose of any other meeting of the board.

43.6. (1) All matters brought before the board shall be decided by a majority of votes.

(2) The members of the board shall be entitled to transmit their votes in writing for the election or compulsory retirement of a professor.

(3) The members of the board shall be entitled to vote on any other business only when personally present at a meeting of the board.

43.7. (1) Should the professor, either from illness, or from any urgent cause to be approved by the Vice-Chancellor, be temporarily prevented from discharging his or her duties he or she shall name a fit and sufficient deputy to be approved by the board; and if the professor declines or neglects to do so the board shall appoint such a deputy.

(2) It shall rest with the board to determine what portion of the professor’s stipend shall be assigned to the deputy.

43.8. A professor may at any time retire from office, and may by a unanimous vote of all the electors be compelled so to retire.

43.9. Upon the death, resignation, or retirement from office of a professor during his or her tenure of the professorship:

(1) the board shall decide what proportion of the stipend which would have been payable to that professor under the provisions of section 43.1 above if he or she had completed his or her tenure shall be paid to that professor or his or her personal representative as the case may be, regard being had to the length of time during which the professor has held office and to the number of lectures which he or she has given;

(2) the board shall decide whether or not to fill the vacancy in the professorship before the next day on which a professor normally assumes office;

(3) if the board decides to fill the vacancy it may resolve that there shall be paid out of the income of the trust fund to the new professor such stipend (not exceeding the amount of any unapplied balance of the previous professor’s stipend) as it may see fit in respect of the period until the next day on which a professor normally assumes office; and it may if it sees fit appoint to fill the vacancy the same person as it shall appoint or shall have appointed to be the professor for the next following year, and that person shall then hold office continuously until the end of the next following year.

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Part 44: Mike Soper Bursary Fund

44.1. The Mike Soper Bursary Fund, established to commemorate on his retirement the services of Mr M.H.R. Soper to the University and to agriculture, and including a gift from Messrs Heygate and Sons Ltd, shall be applied in the award of travel bursaries to members of the University who, at the time of making application, are studying biological sciences within the University, preference being given to those whose studies relate to agriculture, forestry, or some other use of rural land.

44.2. The first charge on the net income of the fund shall be the award of bursaries to undergraduates to enable them to pursue their studies outside Oxford in a scientific, economic, or practical context.

44.3. The fund shall be administered in accordance with arrangements determined by Council.

44.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 44.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 45: Squire and Marriott Endowment Fund

Amended with effect from 6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012, Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

45.1. The net income of the Squire and Marriott Endowment Fund shall be used for the making of grants to any member of the University who declares at the time of application that he or she sincerely desires and intends to seek, when qualified, ordination in the Church of England or any church in communion with that church and who requires financial assistance in connection with his or her studies at the University.

45.2. The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management of the fund and shall have discretion to make grants under section 45.1 above.

45.3. The board shall have discretion to make additional bursaries available, after Anglican candidates have been considered, to matriculated students of the University intending ministry in churches with which the Church of England has ecumenical relations, or who as lay men or women intend to serve their church as theologians.

45.4. Of the grants made under the provisions of section 45.1 above one-half (as near as may be) shall be called Rebecca Flower Squire Bursaries and the others James William Squire Bursaries, except that from time to time and in any case not less than once in five years a grant to a student of theology shall be called a Marriott Bursary.

45.5. Grants shall normally be paid in termly instalments subject to such conditions as the board shall determine.

45.6. (1) The board may appoint a committee to exercise any or all of the powers given to it by this Part.

(2) If such a committee is appointed, it shall report on its activities to the board at least once in each year.

45.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 45.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 46: Stanhope Studentship in Modern History

46.1. The main objects of the Stanhope Fund, accepted by the University in 1855 from Philip Henry, fifth Earl of Stanhope, shall be the encouragement of the study of Modern History and the perpetuation of the memory of the founder.

46.2. The net income of the fund shall be used to maintain a studentship, to be called the Stanhope Studentship in Modern History.

46.3. The studentship shall be subject to the same administration and terms as the Marquis of Lothian’s Studentship in Modern History.

46.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the fund, as defined in section 46.1 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 47: Horatio Symonds Studentship in Surgery

47.1. The main object of the bequest of Miss Anne Harrison Symonds shall be the maintenance of a postgraduate studentship in Surgery which shall be called the Horatio Symonds Studentship in Surgery.

47.2. The electors to the studentship shall be

(1) the Regius Professor of Medicine;

(2) the Nuffield Professor of Surgery;

(3) Dr Lee’s Professor of Anatomy.

47.3. Candidates for the studentship must be suitably qualified graduates who intend to reside in the University and to undertake postgraduate study in the science and art of Surgery.

47.4. The studentship shall be offered from time to time as the electors may determine (but not less often than once in any period of two years during which there is a vacancy in the studentship) and shall be awarded, unless no candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, either after examination or upon consideration of the past records of the candidates and of the programmes of work proposed by them.

47.5. The studentship shall be tenable for such period not exceeding five years, and shall be of such value, as the electors shall determine.

47.6. The electors shall have power to deprive any student of his or her studentship or of any part of the emoluments of that studentship on account of idleness, misconduct, or failure to comply with this Part.

47.7. (1) The first charge on the net annual income of the fund shall be the necessary expenses of its administration, and the payment of any examiners who may be appointed under section 47.4 above.

(2) The remainder of the income (other than any surplus income) shall be applied to the emoluments of the studentship.

47.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 47.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 48: Associate Professor in Transport Studies

Amended with effect from 10 February 2016 (Gazette, Vol. 146, p. 317, 18 February 2016)

48.1. The sums contributed between 1958 and 1968 by the Chartered Institute of Transport acting on behalf of the contributors shall be applied to the establishment and maintenance of an Associate Professor in Transport Studies (“the Associate Professorship”) and the promotion of transport studies in the University under the arrangements set out in sections 48.2 and 48.3 below.

48.2. (1) The net income of the endowment shall first be applied towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Associate Professorship and associated overheads.

(2) Such part of the income of the endowment in any year that remains following the discharge of the costs referred to at Part 48.2(1) may be applied to support the work of the Associate Professor and for the encouragement and advancement of transport studies in the University as the board of management shall see fit.

(3) During any vacancy in the Associate Professorship the whole of the income of the endowment may be applied in accordance with Part 48.2(2).

48.3. The Associate Professor shall engage in advanced study and research in the field of Transport Studies, and shall lecture and give instruction in Transport Studies under the direction of the Head of the School of Geography and the Environment. The Associate Professor shall be required to be the director (without emoluments) of the Transport Studies Unit if appointed as such by the Head of the School of Geography and the Environment.

48.4. The administration of the endowment, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the board of the School of Geography and the Environment.

48.5. Subject to Part 48.6, Council may amend, repeal or add to this Part 48 in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the endowment to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

48.6 Any amendment to Part 48.2 is an amendment to the main objects of the endowment fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.

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Part 49: Vinerian Scholarships

49.1. (1) The net income of the Vinerian Fund shall be used for the provision of one Vinerian Scholarship and one second-award each year.

(2) Any surplus income of the fund which remains after the payment of the emoluments of the scholars shall be applied towards defraying the cost of the stipend of the Vinerian Professor of English Law unless on any occasion Council determines otherwise by regulation.

49.2. The scholarship and the second-award shall be offered for competition in the Trinity Term of each year, and shall be open to any member of the University who is qualified to obtain honours in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law held in that term.

49.3. The value of the scholarship and the second-award shall be set at such sums, not exceeding one-sixth of the net annual income of the fund, as the Board of the Faculty of Law shall from time to time determine, and the scholar and the second-award-winner shall be paid those sums on their election.

49.4. The scholarship shall be awarded by the examiners for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law to the candidate whose work in the examination for that degree is of the highest merit if in their opinion his or her work renders the candidate worthy of election to the scholarship.

49.5. The second-award shall be given by the examiners for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law to the candidate whose work in the examination for that degree is of the second highest merit if in their opinion his or her work renders the candidate worthy of the award.

49.6. In making the awards the examiners shall attach special importance to proficiency in English Law.

49.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the fund, as defined in section 49.1 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 50: Marjory Wardrop Fund

50.1. The main object of the Marjory Wardrop Fund shall be the encouragement of the study of the language, literature, and history of Georgia, in Transcaucasia, and in particular:

(1) the improvement and increase of the Georgian section of the Bodleian Library;

(2) the publishing, or assisting in the publication of, Georgian and English works on the language, literature, or history of Georgia;

(3) the assistance of carefully selected British students to study the language, literature, and history of Georgia;

(4) the public teaching, and encouragement of the study, in Oxford, of the language, literature, and history of Georgia.

50.2. There shall be a board of management for the fund, which shall at its discretion, and in such manner and at such times as it may judge most expedient, apply the net income arising from the fund, and from any additional gifts or bequests which may be made in augmentation of the fund, to one or more of the purposes specified in section 50.1. above.

50.3. The board of management shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by the Curators of the University Libraries;

(2) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;

(3) a person appointed by the Curators of the Oriental Institute;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) a person, being a member of Convocation and of Balliol College, appointed by the Master and Fellows of Balliol College.

50.4. (1) Each appointed member of the board of management shall hold office for five years and shall be re-eligible.

(2) The board shall have power to co-opt up to two additional members for periods of five years.

50.5. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 50.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 51: George Webb Medley Endowment Fund

51.1. The Social Sciences Board shall be the board of management of the George Webb Medley Endowment Fund.

51.2. The board shall use the net income of the fund for the promotion of the study and advance of the science of Political Economy by giving scholarships, prizes, and grants on such terms as it shall think fit.

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Part 52: Welch Scholarships

52.1. The main object of the bequest to the University from Christopher Welch, MA, Wadham College, the Founder of the Welch Scholarships, shall be the promotion of the study of Biology within the University by:

(1) the support of scholarships, to be called the Welch Scholarships, to be awarded to persons who are, or who have been accepted for admission as, graduate students of the University, and more especially for the encouragement of those who give proof of capacity for original observation and research;

(2) the discharge of all expenses incidental to the purposes of the fund, including the payment of honoraria to examiners;

(3) all or any of the following:

(a) the purchase of books or instruments such as microscopes, to be awarded to deserving but unsuccessful candidates for the scholarships;

(b) the award of prizes or exhibitions; and

(c) such other way or ways as shall be thought fit by the board of management of the fund.

52.2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management the membership of which shall be determined by Council by regulation, except that the Warden of Wadham College, or the Warden’s representative, shall always be a member.

52.3. The board shall determine the terms and conditions on which the scholarships shall be awarded, including their tenure and annual value, except that no person shall hold a scholarship for more than four years.

52.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 52.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 53: Thomas Whitcombe Greene Bequest

53.1. The main objects of the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Bequest shall be the foundation of a prize, to be called the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Prize, for Classical Art and Archaeology, and the foundation of postgraduate scholarships, to be called the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarships, for advanced research.

53.2. The prize and scholarships shall be awarded by a committee consisting of the Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art together with five persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

53.3. The prize shall be open to members of the University who are reading for an honour school in the University.

53.4. The value of the prize shall be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Classics, and the prize shall be offered annually.

53.5. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit the prize shall not be awarded.

53.6. The prize shall not be awarded a second time to the same person.

53.7. The scholarships shall be open to members of the University who are engaged in advanced research, subject to any further conditions which the Board of the Faculty of Classics may prescribe, except that if an undergraduate is elected to a scholarship the election shall be conditional on his or her proceeding to a degree in the University before he or she receives any part of the emoluments.

53.8. The value of the scholarships shall be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

53.9. The committee shall determine the conditions of award of the prize and scholarships, and of the tenure of the scholarships, and there shall be defrayed from the net income of the bequest any expenses incidental to the carrying out of its purposes, including the remuneration of examiners (if any).

53.10. Any balance of income, so far as not required for the above purposes, may, if the committee so determines, be applied to one or more of the following:

(1) the provision of occasional additional prizes or scholarships;

(2) the maintenance of a foundation to be known as the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Reserve Fund, which shall be applied by the committee to furnish grants to members of the University for the furtherance of the study of Classical Art and Archaeology, or to institutions connected with those subjects;

(3) the foundation of an additional scholarship or scholarships.

53.11. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main objects of the bequest, as defined in section 53.1 above, are always kept in view.

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Part 54: Sir Edgar Williams University Parks Tree Fund

54.1. The moneys raised to mark the notable service of Sir Edgar Williams as Warden of Rhodes House, 1952-80, shall, together with any further sums which may be contributed for this purpose, constitute the Sir Edgar Williams University Parks Tree Fund, the net income of which shall be devoted to the planting and cataloguing of trees and shrubs on land owned by the University and maintained by the University Parks Department.

54.2. The fund shall be administered by the Curators of the University Parks.

54.3. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 54.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 55: C.S. Orwin Collection

Approved with effect from 25 July 2007 (Gazette, Vol. 138, p. 4, 20 September 2007)

55.1. A collection of paintings and prints has been received by the University from Dr C.S. Orwin. The collection is to be retained and exhibited so far as practicable as a single collection within the University at such location as is considered appropriate from time to time, with power for the University to lend the collection wholly or in part (but in so far as practicable as a whole) from time to time to such other museum or institution for public display as it considers appropriate.

55.2. The administration of the collection shall be under the general direction of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections.

55.3. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the bequest, as defined in section 55.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 56: Foster Memorial Fund

Approved with effect from 11 February 2009 (Gazette, Vol. 139, p. 697, 26 February 2009)

56.1. Sums contributed by his friends in memory of the late M.B. Foster, MA, Student of Christ Church, shall form a fund (to be known as the Michael Foster Memorial Fund), the income of which shall be used, together with the annual sum generously provided by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to award scholarships tenable at Oxford in any subject for up to two years by a student from the Federal Republic of Germany, selected in consultation with the German Academic Exchange Service.

56.2. The German Academic Exchange Service shall award scholarships tenable in any subject for one or more years at any university or other institution of higher learning, excluding art or music academies, in the Federal Republic of Germany by a student from Oxford recommended to the German Academic Exchange Service by a selection committee consisting of the members of the Board of Management for the Michael Foster and Michael Wills Scholarships.

56.3. For as long as students holding scholarships under clause 2 hereof are excused university fees by universities or other institutions of higher learning in the Federal Republic of Germany no university fees shall be required from students from the Federal Republic of Germany holding Michael Foster Memorial Scholarships in Oxford.

56.4. The scholarships shall be administered by the Board of Management for the Michael Foster and Michael Wills Scholarships, which shall consist of up to six permanent members, who shall be elected for a period of three years and shall be re-eligible. The board shall have the power to co-opt up to three additional members for any periods of time it shall specify, and shall have full power to do all things necessary for the administration of the scholarships and to defray its expenses out of the income of the Michael Foster Memorial Fund.

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Part 57: T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Scholarships

Approved with effect from 11 May 2010 (Gazette, Vol. 140, p. 1066, 27 May 2010)

57.1. The income from the trust shall be used to provide scholarships for the support of students who have been accepted by the University for a graduate degree in Philosophy, in some subject relating to Moral Philosophy.

57.2. The scholarships shall be known as the T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Scholarships.

57.3. The Board of the Faculty of Philosophy shall be the board of management for the fund.

57.4. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Philosophy Graduate Studies Committee on the recommendation of:

(1) the Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy;

(2) the Director of Graduate Admissions in Philosophy;

(3) a representative of the college where the scholarship shall be held appointed by the college’s Governing Body; and

(4) the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy.

57.5. If on any occasion a scholarship is not offered, the income not expended shall at the discretion of the board either (i) be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years; or (ii) be invested in augmentation of the capital of the fund; or (iii) be used for some other purpose relevant to the study of moral philosophy.

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Part 58: John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government

Approved with effect from 11 May 2010 (Gazette, Vol. 140, p. 1066, 27 May 2010)

58.1. The University accepts with gratitude the moneys offered by Mr R. Winant in memory of his late father, John Gilbert Winant, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, for the provision of a John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government.

58.2. The professor shall lecture and give instruction in American Government, as broadly defined.

58.3. The professor shall hold the appointment in the Rothermere American Institute and shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Master of Balliol College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Government Body of Balliol College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Divisional Board;

(7) the Director of the Rothermere American Institute;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Social Sciences Divisional Board, one of whom shall be appointed from among the members of the Department of Politics and International Relations.

58.4. The professor shall hold office for a period not exceeding one year as the electors may determine.

58.5. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.

58.6. Any surplus in the annual net income from the endowment after the salary and related costs of the professorship have been met shall be used, at the discretion of the director of the Rothermere American Institute, to meet the costs incurred by the professor in the furtherance of research and teaching in American Government as broadly defined. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure for the same purpose in subsequent years.

58.7. Sections 58.3–6 may be amended by Council.

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Part 59: Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience

Approved with effect from 9 February 2011 (Gazette, Vol. 141, p. 462, 24 February 2011)

59.1 The benefaction of £1,997,000 from the Davys Family Trust for Neuroscience Fund, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain the Michael Davys Professorship of Neuroscience.

59.2 The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the professorship, and associated overheads. If the salary of the professor is wholly or partly covered from other sources, there shall be discretion to apply the net income directly to support the professor’s research.

59.3 The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Board.

59.4 The Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience shall undertake research in neuroscience with a special interest in mental illnesses and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject. In the event there is sufficient income, this shall be applied to an annual Michael Davys Lecture in Neuroscience on a topic of relevance to mental illness.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on this occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

59.6 Sections 59.3–59.5 may be amended by Council.

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Part 60: Basant Kumar and Sarala Biria Graduate Scholarship Fund

Approved with effect from 30 May 2012 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 588, 14 June 2012)

60.1. The benefaction from Birla International Limited of eight hundred and fifty one thousand pounds (£851,000), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund for the Support of Graduate Study in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

60.2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

60.3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

60.4. The Scholarships shall be open to students from any country of residence who are undertaking graduate study or research in the Faculty of Linguistics, Phonetics and Philology.

60.5. The Fund may be used to provide one or more Scholarships in any year. Each Scholarship may provide full funding for the standard duration of the student's course (typically three years in the case of doctoral students), or may provide partial funding.

60.6. Sections 3 and 5 may be amended by Council.

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Part 61: Talbot Trust

Approved with effect from 30 May 2012 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 588, 14 June 2012)

61.1. The University accepts from the present trustees thereof the sum of approximately £37,000, which shall form a fund to be known as the Talbot Trust. The said sum shall be held by the University for the benefit of the students of the University.

61.2. The Committee for Educational Studies shall be the board of management for the fund.

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Part 62: George Kelley Senior Research Fellow in Materials

Approved with effect from 30 May 2012 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 588, 14 June 2012)

62.1. There shall be a George Kelley Senior Research Fellow in Materials who will be appointed by a committee appointed by the Department of Materials and who will undertake research and teaching in Materials.

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Part 63: Alfred Brendel Bodleian Curator of Music Fund

Approved with effect from 30 May 2012 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 588, 14 June 2012)

63.1. The benefaction from the Dunard Fund which comprises £500,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Alfred Brendel Bodleian Curator of Music Fund.

63.2.The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the support of the post of the Alfred Brendel Curator of Music.

63.3. Bodley's Librarian shall be responsible to the Curators of the University Libraries for the administration of the Fund and the application of its income.

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Part 64: Murray Fellowship in History

Approved with effect from 30 May 2012 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 588), 14 June 2012)

64.1. The bequest of the late Robert Henry Murray, MA, LittD, TCD, shall be applied in the first instance to the endowment of Fellowships in History at Oxford, and whenever the income of the Fund allows, for grants to graduates of the Queen's University, Belfast, who are of exceptional promise in historical studies, and for assisting publications.

64.2. The Fellowships shall be open to graduates of any university, without restriction by age. Those appointed to the Fellowships will have completed, or be studying towards, a doctoral degree – or demonstrate a commensurate level of academic achievement – in history, or a cognate discipline.

64.3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the History Faculty Board.

64.4. The Fellowships shall be awarded by a selection committee consisting of:

(1)–(5) five nominees of the History Faculty Board;

(6), (7) two nominees of the college associated with the Fellowship.

64.5. Congregation may amend sections 64.2–64.5.

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Part 65: Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund

Approved with effect from 12 February 2013 (Gazette, Vol. 143, p. 383, 28 February 2013)

65.1. The University receives with gratitude a benefaction from Jesus College, Oxford, to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund (“the Fund”).

65.2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment (“the Permanent Endowment”).

65.3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Jesus Professorship of Celtic and associated overheads. The Professor shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in Celtic. If the salary, expenses and overheads of the Professor are wholly or partly covered from other sources or there are further funds available, there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or the capital of the Fund to support the Professor’s research. Whenever, for whatever reason, there is no holder of the Jesus Professorship of Celtic there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or the capital of the Fund to promote the teaching and research of Celtic in the University.

65.4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board.

65.5. The Professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

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

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

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

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

(6) the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

65.6. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending on 30 January 2033, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

65.7. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund and the Professorship.

65.8. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with this Part.

65.9. Sections 65.1–4 and 65.6–11 shall be deemed to be trust provisions under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

65.10. Subject to section 65.11, Council may amend, repeal or add to this Part in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

65.11. Any amendment to section 65.3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.

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Part 66: Byrne Bussey Marconi Fund

Approved with effect from 15 May 2013 (Gazette, Vol. 143, p. 609, 30 May 2013)

66.1. A Byrne Bussey Marconi Fund shall be created, into which shall be deposited a bequest for the establishment of the Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellowship and lecture, together with any additional funds received for that purpose.

66.2. The Bodleian Library shall use the income but not the capital of the Fund for the support of the Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellowship and lecture.

66.3. The administration of the Fund shall be the responsibility of the Curators of University Libraries, who may delegate its authority to such bodies or persons as it deems appropriate:

66.4. Sections 66.1 and 66.3 above may be amended by Congregation.

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Part 67: Goodger and Schorstein Fund for Research Scholarships in Medical Science

Approved with effect from 11 December 2013 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 231, 16 January 2014)

67.1. The University holds as permanent endowment the assets known as the Goodger Scholarships Fund and the Schorstein Research Fellowships Fund in Medical Science on the trusts declared in this Part of the Schedule to the Statutes. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known collectively as the Goodger and Schorstein Fund for Research Scholarships in Medical Science ("the Fund").

67.2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

67.3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards research scholarships and/or fellowships in medical science.

67.4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a board of management consisting of three persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Divisional Board.

67.5. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.

67.6. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with this Part.

67.7. Subject to section 8, Council may amend, repeal or add to this Part in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

67.8. Any amendment to section 3 of this Part is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.

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Part 68: Scatcherd Science Scholarships

Approved with effect from 28 April 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 463, 8 May 2014)

68.1. The University accepts from the Trustee of the Campaign for Oxford Trust Fund the sum of £621,000, made possible by an extremely generous benefaction from Mrs Jane Ledig-Rowohlt, to establish a fund, the net income of which shall be applied in the funding of Scatcherd Science Scholarships for the support of graduate study in science.

68.2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the board of management of the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund.

68.3. The scholarships shall be awarded to enable students to study for a graduate degree of the University in a science subject (including mathematics and medicine). Preference will be given to candidates ordinarily resident in any European country (other than the UK or Turkey but including Russia and all other countries to the west of the Urals).

68.4. Any income not spent in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

68.5. Council shall have power to alter this Part from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in section 68.1 above, is always kept in view.

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Part 69: Scatcherd Scholarships

Approved with effect from 28 April 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 463, 8 May 2014)

69.1. The University has received with gratitude a legacy from Mrs Jane Ledig-Rowohlt to be held as expendable endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Scatcherd Scholarships Fund (“the Fund”).

69.2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets (if any) in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment (“the Permanent Endowment”).

69.3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards: (i) awarding scholarships to students of Oxford University allowing them to engage in study or research in other countries; and (ii) awarding scholarships with preference being given to students ordinarily resident in a nation of continental Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals with the exception of Turkey.

69.4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income and capital, shall be the responsibility of the board of management of the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund.

69.5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

69.6. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund and the Scholarship.

69.7. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

69.8. Sections 69.1–69.10 shall be deemed to be trust provisions under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

69.9. Subject to section 69.10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

69.10. Any amendment to section 69.3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.

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Part 70: Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund

Approved with effect from 28 April 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 463, 8 May 2014)

70.1. The University accepts with gratitude from Mr and Mrs John Griffiths a gift of assets to establish a fund in memory of their son, to be known as the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund.

70.2. The board of management for the fund shall be the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, which shall make regulations concerning the award of the studentship.

70.3. The net income of the fund shall be used, if there is a suitable candidate, to provide a studentship to study for a taught graduate degree in a field relating to the history of the book in the British Isles before 1550. Preference will be given to candidates ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.

70.4. Selection of the studentship recipient will be in line with Faculty graduate admissions procedures in consultation with the J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language, the Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography and St Hilda’s College, as necessary.

70.5. The studentship shall be tenable at St Hilda’s College.

70.6. The studentship shall normally be awarded for a period of one year and may be renewed for not more than one further year for a student continuing to the MPhil English.

70.7. Continued tenure of the award shall depend upon satisfactory progress towards completion of the graduate degree concerned.

70.8. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

70.9. Council shall have power to amend this Part from time to time, provided that the purposes of the fund, as defined in sections 70.1 and 70.3 above, shall always be kept in view.

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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.