The Hebdomadal Council was the chief executive body for the
University of Oxfordfrom its establishment in 1854 until its replacement, in the Michaelmas termof 2000, by the new University Council. The Hebdomadal Council held statutory responsibility for the management of the University's finances and property, University administration, and relations between the University and all outside institutions. Direct responsibility for academic administration was delegated to the General Board of the Faculties, with the Hebdomadal Council holding an oversight role.
Eighteen members of the council were elected by Congregation of the full faculty. The Council had the prerogative of intiating resolutions and statutes, which were submitted to Congregation for approval. It met once every two weeks during University terms, and twice during the Long Vacation.
* [http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1999-00/weekly/020300/acts.htm Oxford University Gazette, 2 March 2000: University Acts]
* [http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1998-9/weekly/170699/news/story_2.htm Oxford University Gazette, 17 June 1999: News Pages]
* [http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1997-8/weekly/230498/agen.htm Oxford University Gazette, 23 April 1998: University Agenda]
* Morris, Jan (2001). "Oxford". Oxford University Press (ISBN 0-19-280136-8). 40-42.
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