Griffith Institute Main Fund

Subject Area: Egyptology
Chair: Professor Richard Parkinson
Administrator: TBA

Previous Awards:

  • For the purpose of the expansion of the home or institute to Babylonian or other departments of archaeological research

Regulation

Griffith Institute

[Approved by Queen-in-Council, 13 November 2003 (Gazette, 20 February 2003)]

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1. The bequests of Professor and Mrs Griffith accepted by the University by Decree (2) of 25 January 1938 shall be applied for the purpose in the first place of furnishing and endowing a home or institute for Egyptological Study, and in the second place, after that purpose has been sufficiently accomplished, for the purpose of the expansion of the home or institute to Babylonian or other departments of archaeological research.

2. The institute shall be named the Griffith Institute in memory of the principal benefactors.

3. The institute and the net income of the Griffith Bequests shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.

Standing Order

Griffith Institute, Lenman Memorial Prize Fund, Griffith Editor’s Travel Fund and the A.H. Gardiner Settlement

(a) The University accepted bequests of the late Professor and Mrs Griffith for the purpose in the first place of furnishing and endowing a home or institute for Egyptological Study, and in the second place, after that purpose has been sufficiently accomplished, for the purpose of the expansion of the said home or institute to Babylonian or other departments of archaeological research.

(b) The Griffith Institute shall be associated with the University’s Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (‘the Board’) and housed in the University’s Griffith Institute (‘the Institute’), a designated part of the Sackler Library complex (or other such appropriate accommodation as the University may from time to time decree).

(c) In accordance with University Statute, as amended in the Gazette, the Institute and the net income of the Griffith Bequests shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and shall be managed by a committee consisting of the following:

(i) one person appointed by the Board who shall be a member of the Board;

(ii) the Professor of Egyptology;

(iii) the University Lecturer in Egyptology and Coptic;

(iv) the University Lecturer in Assyriology;

(v) the Assistant Keeper with responsibility for Egyptian Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum;

(vi) the Senior Assistant Keeper with responsibility for Egyptian Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum

(vii) the Librarian of the Sackler Library or his or her deputy;

(viii) a qualified person co-opted from outside the University.

(ix)-(xi) The committee shall have power to co-opt not more than three other persons onto the committee, so as to take into account the interests of Theology, Classics and the School of Archaeology.

The committee shall nominate one of its members as chair for the approval of the Faculty Board. The period of office shall be three years, and shall be renewable. The committee may elect a Director of the Griffith Institute from among the qualified personnel who are members of the committee. The period of office shall be three years, and shall be renewable.

(d) The committee shall meet at least once in each term and shall report to the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies at the second meeting in each term. A summary of the accounts of the Griffith Bequests shall be reported to the Board annually.

€ The committee of management of the Griffith Institute shall have power to make rules, in consultation with the Committee for the Sackler Library, for the use of the Institute and to allocate rooms within it. Four offices, one visiting scholars’ office and one teaching room shall be allocated by the committee of management of the Griffith Institute to teaching and research staff of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

(f) The committee of management of the Griffith Institute will appoint an assistant secretary to undertake the day-to-day clerical and financial administration of the Institute, who will be located in the Institute.

(g) The committee of management of the Griffith Institute may appoint a Publications Officer.

(h) As much of the annual cost of administration and upkeep (including cleaning, heating and lighting) of the Institute as shall be determined by the administrator of the Sackler Library in consultation with the committee of management shall be defrayed from the income of the Griffith Bequests. The Librarian of the Sackler Library will be responsible for the day-to-day practical administration of the space occupied by the Griffith Institute within the Sacker Library.

(i) The Administrator of the Faculty of Oriental Studies or his/her deputy shall act as secretary to the committee of management.

(j) A financial assistant employed by the Board shall be responsible for the presentation of accounts and budgeting in consultation with the Trust Funds Accountant in the University Chest.

(l) The management committee shall be the Board of Management for the Lenman Memorial Prize Fund, and shall apply the income of the fund in accordance with Statutes 2000, Ch.IX, Sect.1, §205, p.670.

(m) The Griffith Institute management committee shall be the committee of management for the Griffith Institute Editor’s Travel Fund, and shall apply the income of the fund in accordance with Statutes 2000, as amended in the Gazette, 22 June 2007.

(n) The Griffith Institute management committee shall be the committee of management for the A.H. Gardiner Settlement. The income of the fund shall be expended for the general purposes of Egyptology at the discretion of the committee.

Committee Members

  • Professor Richard Parkinson
  • Mr Liam McNamara
  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Jacob Dahl
  • Dr Paul Roberts
  • Mr James Legg
  • Mr N Spencer
  • Dr David Taylor
  • Dr Dirk Obbink
  • Dr Damian Robinson
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