Terms of reference and membership

The Commission of Inquiry's terms of reference

(a) To review such aspects of the operation and structure of the collegiate University and its decision-making machinery as it considers appropriate, including current issues concerning the relationship between different bodies, and between the University and the colleges, and the colleges themselves, the distinctive role of each body, the balance between undergraduate and graduate teaching, and between teaching and research, the position of different categories of senior members within the collegiate university, and related matters;

(b) to take account of recommendations made by other bodies within the University which are currently considering matters related to (a) and to consider their implications;

(c) to make recommendations to Council, the General Board and Congregation.

Members of the Commission of Inquiry

Dr P.M. North, Vice-Chancellor 1993-97 (Chairman)

Professor A.M. Hudson, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Mr A.J. Nicholls, St Antony's College, Oxford

Dr O. O'Neill, Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge

Sir Ronald Oxburgh, Rector, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Professor G.K. Radda, British Heart Foundation Professor of Molecular Cardiology, Oxford, and from 1996 Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council

Mr R.G. Smethurst, Provost, Worcester College, Oxford

Dr N.M.J. Woodhouse, Wadham College, Oxford