Oxford University (Vinerian Foundation) Act 1865

This brief Act empowered the University to vary the statutes relating to the Vinerian Foundation, with certain provisos.

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Oxford University (Vinerian Foundation) Act 1865

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Oxford University (Vinerian Foundation) Act 1865

1865 CHAPTER 55

An Act to empower the University of Oxford to make Statutes as to the Vinerian Foundation in that University. [29th June 1865.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the Powers of making Statutes possessed by the University of Oxford: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

1 Power to University to make Statutes as to the Vinerian Foundation

That the said University may, with the view of better promoting the teaching and Study of the Law in the said University, vary by Statute all or any of the Directions, Trusts, and Regulations now in force relating to the Vinerian Professorship and the Vinerian Fellowship and Scholarships respectively, and to the Application of the Funds held in trust by the said University under the Will of Charles Viner Esquire, deceased: Provided, that Part of the Income of such Funds shall always be applied to the teaching of Law, and the Residue towards encouraging the Study of the Law by means of Fellowships or Scholarships or both, and that the Name of the said Charles Viner, or the Title Vinerian, shall always be retained in connexion with the said Foundation: Pro-

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vided also, that the Interests of the present Professor, Fellow, and Scholars respectively on the said Vinerian Foundation shall not, without their respective Consents, be altered or affected by any such Statute; but every Person who, after the passing of this Act, may be elected a Vinerian Professor, or Fellow, or Scholar, shall be subject to any Statute to be afterwards made by the University under the Powers of this Act as fully as if he had been elected under such Statute.

2 Provisions of 25 & 26 Vict. c. 26 to apply to Statutes under this Act

All the Provisions of the Oxford University Act 1862, as to Statutes of the University passed by virtue thereof, shall extend and apply to Statutes of the University made by virtue of this Act; and the Oxford University Act 1862, and this Act, shall be construed together as One Act.

3 Short Title

This Act may be cited for all Purposes as the "Oxford University, Vinerian Foundation, Act 1865."