1. The University accepts with deep gratitude the covenanted and other moneys known as the Alastair Buchan Appeal Fund and held on behalf of the Oxford Committee for the appeal, together with any moneys subscribed to the fund in future, to be applied to the support of study, teaching, and research in International Relations in the University in memory of the Hon. Alastair Francis Buchan, CBE, MA, sometime Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.
2. There shall be an Alastair Buchan Professorship of International Relations. The income derived from £5,000 of the fund shall be placed at the discretion of the Department of Politics and International Relations for expenditure on the subsidiary purposes of the appeal, as defined in regulation 5 below, and the Cyril Foster and Related Funds Committee shall administer and have oversight of this expenditure.
3. The professor shall engage in advanced study or research and shall lecture and give instruction in International Relations on such conditions and with such duties as Council shall from time to time determine.
4. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of: (1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this regulation is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council; (2) the head of the college with which the professorship shall be for the time being associated by Council, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college; (3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this regulation; (4)-(5) two persons appointed by Council; (6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board; (7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Department of Politics and International Relations.
5. The subsidiary purposes of the fund are: to finance short term visits by outstanding exponents and practitioners in the field of International Relations and to facilitate longer visits; to provide facilities for research in the subject (including travel) and to attract research projects; to provide graduate scholarships in the subject; to advance the study of International Relations generally.
6. These regulations may at any time be altered by Council provided always that the main purpose of the appeal, the support of study, teaching, and research in International Relations in the University in memory of Professor Buchan shall be observed.