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School of the Physical Sciences

 

The Council of the School is the senior body with statutory responsibility for the work of the School.

Under Statute A, the duties of the Council include:

  • The preparation of such academic and financial plans and reports as the General Board shall determine.
  • The allocation of funds made available to it by the General Board amongst the institutions comprising the School.
  • Working with the institutions which comprise the School to ensure institutional and School plans are consistent, realistic and affordable.
  • Consideration of any matter referred to it by the General Board.

In practice, the Council of the School delegates much of its responsibility to various committees, but retains ultimate responsibility.  It however retains direct responsibility for:

  • Setting the overall strategy and plans for the School;
  • Education issues;
  • Appointments to University Bodies;
  • Responses to University consultations on matters that are not resource management;
  • Fundraising;
  • School Governance.

The Council is also the forum for discussions on wider ranging University issues or developments, that are not specifically do to with resource management, and often involves a speaker from outside the School.

 

Members Institute
Prof. N. Peake (Chair) Head of the School of the Physical Sciences
Prof. J.R. Norris Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Prof. C.P. Caulfield Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Prof. I.D. Abrahams Issac Newton Institute
Prof. R.G. McMahon Institute of Astronomy
Prof. M.A. Parker Department of Physics
Prof. P.A. Midgley Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Dr J.H. Keeler Department of Chemistry
Prof. R.J. Harrison Department of Earth Sciences
Prof. B. Vira Department of Geography
Prof. J. Dowdeswell Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography
Dr S.R. Martin Faculty of Mathematics
Prof. G.F. Gilmore Faculty of Physics and Chemistry
Dr D.A. Longbottom Co-opted 
Dr S.J. Cowley Co-opted member of the University Council
Ms C.I. MacLeod Undergraduate student member
Mr T. E. Sayer Postgraduate student member
Prof. J. Robertson (Observer) School of Technology
Dr J.R. Bellingham (Officer) Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences
Mrs C.J. Barton (Secretary) Deputy Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences
Mrs S. Wright (Officer)

School Finance Manager

 

Committee Meeting Dates: 

Thursday 22 October 2020 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 19 November 2020 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 4 February 2020 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 4 March 2021 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 13 May 2020 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 10 June 2021 - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Virtual meeting via Zoom

 

Members of the Council of the School can access Committee papers on the Council of the School of the Physical Sciences Moodle site.