1. Freedom of Information (FoI) and publication scheme

The following publication scheme is for Harris Manchester College of the University of Oxford.

It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it.

The Information Officer is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.

The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general.

Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act.

All material associated with the definitions in the classes contained in the scheme are available either in hard copy, electronically or via the College website.

It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:

Information Officer – Dr Eric Eve
Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TD

The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs.

Information which falls into the following categories is not published as part of the scheme:

• the College does not hold the information;
• the information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental
• Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute;
• the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible;
• it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

Responsibility for the scheme

The Information Officer of the College has overall responsibility for the publication scheme.

The person responsible for maintaining and managing the scheme is:

Information Officer – Dr Eric Eve
Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TD

Other formats If you would like this scheme, or any of the information it covers, in a more accessible format, please contact the Information Officer to discuss additional ways in which the information may be made available to you.

The copyright in this publication scheme and its contents is reserved to Harris Manchester College.

If you have any comments about this scheme or are not satisfied that information is being published in accordance with this scheme, you should contact the Information Officer in the first instance (address above). If you are still dissatisfied please write to the Principal who will arrange for the matter to be reviewed internally.

The Principal
Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TD

If, after the investigation of your complaint, you are still dissatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner.

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Review of the publication scheme
This guide to the information available and the operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually.

10th August 2010