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The Exempt Charities Order 1965

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1965 No. 1715


The Exempt Charities Order 1965


18th September 1965

Coming into Operation

1st October 1965

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of September 1965


The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in pursuance of paragraph (c) of Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1960, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  The universities and university college specified in the Schedule to this Order are hereby declared to be exempt charities for the purposes of the Charities Act 1960.

2.  This Order may be cited as the Exempt Charities Order 1965 and shall come into operation on 1st October 1965.

W. G. Agnew



  • University of East Anglia.

  • University of Essex.

  • University of Kent.

  • University of Lancaster.

  • University of Warwick.

  • University of York.


  • St. David's College, Lampeter.


This Order declares the charities specified in the Schedule to be “exempt charities” within the meaning of the Charities Act 1960. Exempt charities are not required to be registered under that Act, and the powers of the Charity Commissioners under that Act cannot be exercised in relation to an exempt charity except at the request of the charity.

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