1. The O’Donnell Lectures shall be in connection with one or other of the following subjects, namely (a) the British or Celtic elements in the English language and the dialects of English counties and the special terms and words used in agriculture and handicrafts, (b) the British or Celtic elements in the existing population of England.
2. The lecturer shall be called the O’Donnell Lecturer in Celtic Studies and shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:
(1) the Vice-Chancellor;
(2) a person appointed by Council;
(3) a person appointed by the General Board;
(4) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature;
(5) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.
3. The lecturer shall hold office for one year but shall be re-eligible and shall be required to give not less than one or more than three lectures, the number of lectures within these limits being left to the lecturer’s discretion.
4. The lecturer shall receive from the O’Donnell Fund such stipend and expenses as the board of management shall from time to time determine.
5. Each lecturer shall deliver to the Registrar a copy of his or her lecture or lectures.
6. The board of management may apply any surplus in the fund towards meeting the cost of publication of the lectures or, failing publication, towards increasing the emoluments of the lecturer.
7. The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature shall be the board of management of the fund.
See also Council Regulations 25 of 2002, Celtic Studies Lectures endowed by C J O’Donnell.