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The right of nomination or presentation to any professorships within any of the said Universities in time past, and presently exercised by the senatus or faculty thereof, or by one or more of the professors therein, or by any member or other officer thereof, shall be transferred to and in all time coming be exercised, as regards each University by the University court thereof, to be established in manner herein-before provided; and the right of nomination or presentation to the office of principal and to all professorships in the University of Edinburgh in times past, and presently exercised by the town council of Edinburgh, or by one or more of the members thereof, either by themselves or conjointly with others, shall be transferred from the said town council or members thereof to and in all time coming be exercised by seven curators to be nominated as follows: Within two months from and after the date at which this Act shall come into operation, as herein-after provided, the town council shall nominate four curators, and the University court of the said University shall nominate the remaining three curators; and the curators shall continue in office for three years; and in the event of vacancies in the office of curator occurring from death, resignation, or any other cause, the vacancies shall, as respects the four nominations made by the town council, be filled up by the town council, and shall, as respects the other nominations, be filled up by the University court.
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