1. The bequests of Mr and Dr Butt Colson of certain books, manuscripts, photographs, films, recordings and artefacts for the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Pitt Rivers Museum (“the Collection”), and the benefaction made by Mr and Dr Butt Colson in support of South American Amerindian Studies, together with any further donations for this purpose (“the Fund”) shall be known as the Butt Colson South American Amerindian Studies Bequest (“the Bequest”).
2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the support of South American Amerindian Studies (“the Object”).
3. The administration of the Bequest, and the application of the income of the Fund, shall be the responsibility of a board of managers consisting of:
(a) the Vice-Chancellor or his or her nominee;
(b) the Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography;
(c) the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum;
(d) one person appointed by the Social Sciences Divisional Board;
(e) one person external to the University appointed by the board of managers of the Bequest;
(f), (g) two persons appointed by the Council, one of whom shall be appointed in consultation with Mr and/or Dr Butt Colson during their lifetime and thereafter, for a period of up to twenty years, in consultation with Dr Butt Colson’s literary executor.
4. Members of the board of managers in classes (d)–(g) shall serve for a term of five years, renewable for one further term of five years.
5. The board of managers shall ensure that the Collection shall be clearly identified as forming part of the Butt Colson Bequest, and in so far as is possible shall be housed in clearly identifiable space.
6. The board of managers shall ensure that the Collection is made available for reference by scholars of South American Amerindian Studies and by scholars of South American Amerindian origin, subject to the general terms under which the School of Anthropology and the Pitt Rivers Museum operate.
7. The board of managers will apply the income of the fund in support of the Object, provided that:
(a) the first call on such income shall be the support of the Collection;
(b) the second call on such income shall be to support teaching, research and curatorial posts in South American Amerindian Studies in the School of Anthropology, the level of the posts and the duration of appointments to be determined by the board of managers from time to time; the Fund to provide the salary costs of the person appointed and such travel and research and other support expenses as the board of managers may from time to time determine. The principal field of study of candidates shall be directly related to the Amerindians Peoples of South America;
(c) provided that the University may lawfully operate such a programme, any surplus income remaining may be applied in support of a programme to enable students of South American Amerindian origin to study in the University of Oxford.
8. In this regulation, “South American” shall be deemed to refer to nations of the South American continent south of the Panama Canal. The term “Amerindian” shall be deemed to refer to the Indigenous Peoples of Pre-Columbian origin.