An Act to make further Provision respecting the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Colleges therein.
[10th August 1877]
This Act may be cited as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1877 . . . F1
In this Act—
“The University” means the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge respectively, or one of them separately (as the case may require):
“The Senate” means the Senate of the University of Cambridge:
“College” means a College in the University, and includes the Cathedral or House of Christ Church in Oxford:
“Hall” means one of the following Halls, namely, St. Mary Hall, St. Edmund Hall, St. Alban Hall, New Inn Hall, in the University of Oxford:
“The Governing Body” of a College means, as regards the Colleges in the University of Oxford, except Christ Church, the head and all actual fellows of the College, being graduates, and as regards Christ Church means the dean, canons, and senior students:
“The Governing Body” of a College means, as regards the Colleges in the University of Cambridge, except Downing College, the head and all actual fellows of the College, bye-fellows excepted, being graduates, and as regards Downing College, the head, professors, and all actual fellows thereof, bye-fellows excepted, being graduates:
No statute or ordinance shall be made under this Act affecting the trusts, conditions, or directions of the will of John Snell, Esquire, deceased, or any scheme approved by the Court of Chancery relating thereto, without the consent in writing of the University Court of the University of Glasgow.
Constitution of Universities Committee of Privy Council.
There shall be a Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council, styled The Universities Committee of the Privy Council (in this Act referred to as the Universities Committee).The Universities Committee shall consist of the President for the time being of the Privy Council, the Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being, the Lord Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford for the time being, if a member of the Privy Council, the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge for the time being, if a member of the Privy Council, and such other member or two members of the Privy Council as Her Majesty from time to time thinks fit to appoint in that behalf, that other member, or one at least of those two other members, being a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.The powers and duties of the Universities Committee may be exercised and discharged by any three or more of the members of the Committee, one of whom shall be the Lord Chancellor or a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to repeal any provision of the M2Universities Tests Act 1871.
Operation of Tests Act as regards new theological offices.
Where the Commissioners, by any statute made by them, erect or endow an office declared by them in the statute to require in the incumbent thereof the possession of theological learning, which (notwithstanding anything in this Act) they are hereby empowered to do, provided the office by not a headship or fellowship of a College, then the M3Universities Tests Act 1871, shall, with reference to that office, be read and have effect as if the statute had been made before and was in operation at the passing of the M4Universities Tests Act 1871.
Notice of objection as to Electoral Roll to be given.
No objection to the list of members of the Electoral Roll of the University of Cambridge, promulgated in accordance with section seven of the M5Cambridge University Act 1856, made on the ground of any person being improperly placed on or omitted from that list, shall be entertained unless notice of it is given in writing to the Vice-Chancellor at least four days before the day for publicly hearing objections to that list; and the Vice-Chancellor shall, at least two days before such day, cause to be promulgated a list of all the objections of which notice has been given.