Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, of the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Whereas by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, dated the twelfth day of October eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and revoking Her Majesty's previous Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, dated the thirtieth day of December eighteen hundred and forty-six, and the eleventh day of December eighteen hundred and forty-nine, Queen's College, Cork, was founded and constituted, having its seat in Cork, in the Province of Munster:
And Whereas by an Act of Parliament passed in the eighth year of Our Reign, entitled the Irish Universities Act, 1908, it is declared that We may, if pleased to do so, by Charter found a new University having its seat in Dublin.
And Whereas it is declared by the second section of the Act aforesaid that Queen's College, Cork, shall be a constituent college of the University aforesaid having its seat in Dublin, and that for the purposes of making any alterations in the constitution or government of Queen's College, Cork, which the passing of the said Act renders it expedient to make by Charter, We may, if pleased to do so, either alter the Charter existing at the time of the passing of the said Act , or grant a new Charter in lieu thereof, and may, if pleased to do so, alter the name of the College:
And Whereas the said Act contains other enactments concerning the said College:
And Whereas it is provided in the said Act that Our Royal University of Ireland shall be dissolved as from the appointed day:
And Whereas it is provided that the said Act shall come into operation on such day, not being more than two years after the passing thereof, as the Lord Lieutenant may appoint; and that different days may be appointed for different purposes and for different provisions of the said Act :
And Whereas by Order of Our Lieutenant-General and General Governor of Ireland dated the twenty-sixth day of September nineteen hundred and eight the thirtieth day of September nineteen hundred and eight was appointed for the commencement of the second section of the said Act .
Know Ye, that We, of Our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, by and with the advice and consent of Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Campbell, Earl of Aberdeen, Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Our Lieutenant General and General Governor of that part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, and according to the tenor and effect of Our Letter under Our Privy Signet and Royal Sign Manual, bearing date at Our Court at Windsor the nineteenth day of November, in the eighth year of Our Reign, have willed and ordered and by these presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, We do will and order as follows:
The College constituted by the Charters granted by Her late Majesty Queen Victoria as aforesaid, having its seat at Cork, in the province of Munster, and heretofore known as Queen's College, Cork, shall be called and known as University College, Cork, and under the name and style of University College, Cork, shall remain and continue one body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and with power, without any further license in mortmain, to take, purchase, and hold, and also to sell, grant, exchange, demise, and otherwise dispose of real and personal property, and shall be subject to all the provisions of the Irish Universities Act, 1908.
Notwithstanding anything in this Our Charter, University College, Cork , (hereinafter referred to as the College), shall not at any time hold real property in Our United Kingdom exceeding the annual value of £30,000 (according to the value of such property at the time of its acquisition) over and above the value of any site, buildings, and hereditaments used and occupied for the immediate purposes of the College.
In accordance with the Irish Universities Act, 1908 , the College is a Constituent College of the University With its seat in Dublin founded by Us by Charter under the name of the National University of Ireland and hereinafter referred to as the University.
Subject to the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and to Our Charter founding the University, the College shall have the powers following:--
The Visitor of the University shall be the Visitor of the College.
The President of the College, the Members of the Governing Body of the College, the Members of the Academic Council of the College, the Graduates of the University who have been Matriculated Students in the College or in Queen's College, Cork, and the students of the University, are the Members of the College for the time, being, and shall constitute the Body Corporate of the College.
Women shall be eligible equally with men to become Members of the College, or of the Governing Body of the College, and to hold any office or enjoy any advantage of the College.
* B. C. A. Windle, M.A., D. Sc., M.D., F.R.S. (President).
The Reverend G. S. Baker, B.A., B.D.
The Reverend Michael Barrett, Ph.D.
* W. Bergin, M.A. (Professor)
John Walsh Clery, D.L.
Eugene Joseph Ignatius Connolly
* Henry Corby, B.A., M.D., M.Ch. (Professor)
Henry Dale, J.P.
* Augustus E. Dixon, M.D. (Professor)
Thomas Donovan, J.P.
The Most Reverend Thomas Fennelly, D.D.
Michael Edward Fitzgerald, J.P.
Sir Stanley Harrington, B.A., J.P.
* Marcus Hartog, M.A., D.Sc. (Professor)
William Henry Hill, B.E., F.R.I.B.A.
James Long, J.P.
William McDonald, J.P.
E. P. McSweeney.
D. D. Madigan.
The Right Reverend Thomas O'Callaghan, D.D.
* Charles Yelverton Pearson, M.D., M.Ch., F.R.C.S. (Professor)
Augustine Roche, M.P.
Miss Lucy E. Smith, M.D.
Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald Townsend
J. Travers Wolfe.
The nominations in the cases of the persons whose names are marked with asterisks have effect only while they hold the offices a description of which is attached to their names; and if any such person ceases to hold the office a vacancy occurs.
|Nominated by the Crown||3|
|Appointed by the Senate of the University||2|
|Professors of the College elected by the Academic Council||6|
|Graduates of the University who are members of the College elected by those Graduates||4|
|The Lord Mayor of Cork||1|
|The Mayor of Limerick||1|
|The Mayor of Waterford||1|
|The Chairman or other member or person representing each of the following Councils to be elected by the Council:--|
|The County Council of Cork||1|
|The County Council of Waterford||1|
|The County Council of Kerry||1|
|The County Council of Limerick||1|
|Elected by the County Councils of Tipperary, acting jointly in manner prescribed by the Statutes||1|
Any person who by virtue of holding an office is a Member of the Governing Body shall retire from membership on ceasing to hold that office.
The Members of the Governing Body , other than the ex-officio Members, shall hold office for a period of three years. The successor in the case of a casual vacancy shall be appointed in like manner with his predecessor, and shall hold office for the remainder of his predecessor's term.
Retiring Members are eligible for re-appointment.
The Statutes of the College shall provide, so far as may be necessary, for the time at which, and the manner in which, members of the Governing Body are to be appointed.
The Governing Body shall manage and control all the affairs of the College, subject to the provisions of the Irish Universities Act, 1908, to Our Charter founding the University to this Our Charter, and to the Statutes and Regulations of the University and the College, and shall direct the form, custody, and use of the Common Seal of the College.
Subject to the Irish Universities Act, 1908, the Governing Body may make Statutes for the College, and may also make Regulations.
There shall be an Academic Council which shall consist of the President and Professors of the College, with such Lecturers of the College as may be co-opted by the President and Professors; and in addition to the power to elect representatives on the Governing Body , the Academic Council shall, subject to review by the Governing Body , have the powers following--
The Governing Body, the Academic Council, and, subject to any directions given by the Governing Body, and the Academic Council respectively, Committees of the Governing Body and the Academic Council respectively, may from time to time make regulations for governing their proceedings, subject to this Our Charter and to the Statutes of the College.
There shall be a Registrar and such other officers as may be provided by the Statutes. The several offices shall be held on conditions to be specified in the Statutes.
Any person who has been a Student of Queen's College Cork, or has obtained any standing or other privilege therein before this Our Charter comes into operation, shall, unless he becomes a Member of the University having its seat in Belfast, be entitled to all the advantages to which he would have been entitled if his studies had been pursued or his privileges acquired in University College, Cork.
The College may demand and receive such fees as the Governing Body may appoint.
Except as aforesaid, and except by way of prize, reward, special grant or remuneration for services rendered or to be rendered in the past, present, or future respectively, the College shall not make any gift, division, or bonus in money unto or between any of its Members.
Any Supplemental or Amending Charter granted by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, and accepted by the Governing Body of the College, shall be binding upon all persons concerned.
In the preceding provisions of this Our Charter Statutes means any Statutes for the general government of the College made in pursuance of sections 4 and 5 of the Irish Universities Act, 1908, unless the context requires that the Statutes of the University shall be understood.
Regulations, unless the context implies otherwise, means Regulations made in the discretion of the Governing Body subject to this Our Charter and the Statutes of the College.
Our Royal will and pleasure is that this Our Charter shall be construed and adjudged in the most favourable and beneficial sense for the best advantage of the College, and the promoting of the objects of this Our Charter, as well in all our Courts as elsewhere, notwithstanding any non-recital, mis-recital, uncertainty, or imperfection herein.
Provided always that these Our Letters Patent be enrolled in the Chancery Division of Our High Court of Justice in Ireland aforesaid within the space of six calendar months next ensuing the date of these presents.
In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
Witness, Our Lieutenant-General and General Governor of Ireland, the Second day of December in the Eighth year of our Reign.