Ismene Fitch Endowment Fund

Made by the General Purposes Committee of Council on 8 August 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 612-615, 24 July 2014), amended 13 January 2023 (Gazette, Vol. 153, p.132, 1 December 2022)


1. Upon receipt of a gift of approximately £150,000 from The Ismene Charitable Trust expected shortly after the making of this regulation, the University shall hold such sum as expendable endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as expendable endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Ismene Fitch Endowment Fund (“the Fund”).

2. The University shall apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the Fund, towards providing scholarships to graduate students of Wolfson College or St Antony’s College who are ordinarily resident in Greece.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of Management of the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund.

4. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

5. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.

6. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

7. Regulations 1–9 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Subject to regulation 9, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

9. Any amendment to regulation 2 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by His Majesty in Council.

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