953. Alteration of purpose of institution and amalgamation.

Where an institution to which the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act 1854 applies1 (other than one with a royal charter2 or established by or acting under a statute) has been established for some particular purpose, and the governing body3 thinks that an alteration, extension or abridgment of that purpose, or an amalgamation with any other institution, is advisable, the proposed modification or amalgamation may be submitted by the governing body to the members4 in a written or printed report and a special meeting may be convened to consider it5. However, no proposition may be carried into effect unless the