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Universities (Scotland) Act 1922
This brief Act extended the powers of the Courts of Scottish universities in relation to the superannuation of principals and professors, and gave lecturers and readers the right to participate in the government of the universities.
The text of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1922 was prepared by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 9 November 2019.
Universities (Scotland) Act 1922
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An Act to extend the powers of the Courts of the Universities of Scotland in the making of Ordinances for the superannuation and pensioning of Principals and Professors, and for the admission of Lecturers and Readers to the Senatus Academicus, and to provide for the admission of Lecturers and Readers to membership of the General Councils of those Universities. [20th July 1922.]
BE it enacted by the King'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 Extension of powers of University Courts to make ordinances
The powers conferred upon the University Courts of the Scottish Universities by section twenty-one of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict. c. 55) (which confers power on these courts to make, alter, or revoke ordinances) shall include power, subject to the provisions of that section, to make and to alter or revoke such ordinances as they think fit -
(1) Ordaining that, notwithstanding the terms of any statute, charter, deed, or instrument and notwithstanding any custom, the tenure of office of any principal or professor shall be subject to limitations in respect of age prescribed by the ordinance: Provided that, in the case of any principalship or professorship the nomination or appointment whereto is reserved to or exercised by the Crown, the consent of His
Majesty to any such limitation of the tenure thereof shall have been signified by the Secretary for Scotland: and provided also that no ordinance prescribing such limitation shall apply to any principal or professor holding office at the date of the approval of the ordinance by His Majesty in Council unless such principal or professor shall have consented to such application, or is by the terms of his appointment subject to such limitation;2 Lecturers and readers to be members of general councils
A lecturer or reader appointed by the university court of a Scottish university who has held the office of lecturer or reader therein for one year shall thenceforward, during his tenure of that office, be a member of the general council of that university and entitled to all the rights and privileges of a member of council although his name is not entered in the register of the council: Provided that nothing in this section shall entitle any person to be registered or to vote as a Parliamentary elector.
3 Citation and construction
This Act may be cited as the Universities (Scotland) Act 1922, and shall, so far as is consistent with the tenor thereof, be read and construed along with the Universities (Scotland) Act 1858 (21 & 22 Vict. c. 83) and the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889, and those Acts and this Act may be cited together as the Universities (Scotland) Acts 1858 to 1922.