2. The Visitors of the Museum shall be:
(1) a chair who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;
(2) the Head of Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM);
(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;
(4) the Professor of the History of Science;
(5)–(8) up to four persons appointed by Council, ensuring a balance of representation across the four academic divisions.
3. (1) Ensuring that the number of external Visitors is not greater than the number of internal Visitors, the Visitors may co-opt up to six additional members, who may be internal or external, and who need not be members of Congregation to provide specific skills not covered by existing appointments.
(2) The period of office for appointed and co-opted members shall be three years, and no appointed or co-opted member shall serve more than two consecutive full terms of office. Casual vacancies shall be filled either for the remainder of the period of office of the person being replaced or, at the discretion of the appointing body, for a full period.
(3) Notwithstanding regulation (2) above, in the case of appointed and co-opted members, the General Purposes Committee of Council may determine that one further consecutive period is permitted in an individual case.
4. The Director of the History of Science Museum shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.
5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, and general policy of the museum and its collections, and within the approved budget reported to them, in accordance with section 9 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:
(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulation 13 below, delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;
(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the Museum to Council via GLAM Board; and
(3) shall discuss, and actively support, the Museum’s strategic vision.
6. The Visitors shall have authority under Council to make such arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.
7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co operate with GLAM Board in facilitating co ordination between the University’s museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation, and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.
8. The Visitors shall co-operate with relevant faculties and departments to promote teaching and research in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology within the University.
9. The Visitors shall, in consultation with the relevant departments, be responsible for devising and monitoring a coherent policy relating to acquisition of recent scientific equipment by the Museum.