Mabel Churn Scholarship Fund

Made by the General Purposes Committee of Council on 8 May 2015 (Gazette, Vol. 145, pp. 490-491, 23 April 2015), amended 13 January 2023 (Gazette, Vol. 153, p.132, 1 December 2022)

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £550,000 from the Trustee of the Mabs Mardulyn Foundation to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Mabel Churn Scholarship Fund (“the Fund”).

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment (“the Permanent Endowment”).

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, to establish a scholarship at St Cross College for a postgraduate student to study and conduct research into retinal diseases which cause blindness amongst elderly persons and to disseminate the useful results of such research to public bodies, institutions and charities who are concerned with the cure and/or treatment of such diseases for the public benefit.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Governing Body of St Cross College.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from 6 March 2015, 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.

6. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund any amount required to discharge expenses properly incurred by the University when acting on behalf of the Fund.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. Any amendment to regulation 3 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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