Ordinances to the 2009 Statutes (O4.3)

The following Ordinances were made at the College Meeting under the authority of Statute S2.3 on 3 March 2009.

O4.3 (1)   Any College Meeting for the purpose of electing the Master shall be summoned by the President; and the current Master, if any, shall not count as a Member of the Society.
(2)   At an election, a Fellow may vote for himself or herself.
(3)   If no person has been elected to fill a vacancy in the Mastership at the expiration of six months from the occurrence of the vacancy, the power of electing a person to fill the vacancy shall devolve on the Chancellor of the University.
      In calculating the period mentioned in this subsection, any time falling outside University terms shall be left out of account.
(4)   A Master-elect shall be admitted to the Mastership by the Senior Fellow and shall before the admission make the following declaration:
      ‘Officium custodis pro meo tempore fideliter geram: ordinationes hujus domus illaesas, quantum in me est, observabo; earundem etiam, quantum potero, fidelem et diligentem faciam exsecutionem.’
The Senior Fellow shall admit the Master-elect in the following words:
      ‘Ego nomine meo et omnium sociorum admitto te in custodem ex fundatione dominae’