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    Naturevolume 120page64 (1927) | Download Citation



    BIRMINGHAM.—The Charter has been revised so as to embody alterations and additions the desirability of which has been suggested by experience. The chief points are: (1) Alterations in the titles of officers of the University. The “Vice-Chancellor” becomes “Pro-Chancellor,” and the “Pro-Vice-Chancellor” becomes “Deputy Pro-Chancellor.” The “Principal” becomes “Vice-Chancellor and Principal” and the conferring of degrees will be one of his functions. (2) The appointment of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal is to be made by the Court of Governors, on the recommendation of the Council, who shall have consulted the Senate. The appointment was formerly made by the Crown. (3) The Guild of Graduates will elect a representative on the Council, and the. non-professorial staff will elect from its number one member of Council and six representatives on the Court of Governors. (4) Power has been granted to create a Faculty of Law. The revised Charter has been approved by the King in Council.

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