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CONGREGATION 19 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 19 February, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

CYRIL JENNINGS, MA status, Templeton College

MARTHA CRAVER NUSSBAUM, St Anne's College

ADELE MARGUERITE SMITH, Hertford College

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CONGREGATION 5 March 2 p.m.

1 Voting on Special Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, upon THE RT REVD AND RT. HON. THE LORD HABGOOD, PC (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), formerly Archbishop of York, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon HIS EXCELLENCY SIR ROBERT YEWDALL JENNINGS, QC (MA, HON. LL.D. Cambridge), formerly Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge, and formerly Judge, and President, of the International Court of Justice, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR WALTER BURKERT (DR.PHIL. Erlangen), Professor of Classical Philology, University of Zürich, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon SIR NORMAN ROBERT FOSTER, RA, RDI, RIBA, FSCD, FAIA, architect, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon MRS DORIS MAY LESSING, author, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR AMARTYA KUMAR SEN, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), FBA, formerly Fellow of All Souls College and Drummond Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Philosophy and Lamont University Professor, Harvard University, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SIR JAMES BLACK (MB, CH.B. St Andrews), FRCP, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Professor of Analytical Pharmacology, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY WILKINSON (B.SC., PH.D. London), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, be approved.

¶ If the Special Resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 19 June 1996.

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2 Voting on General Resolution concerning the Taylor Institution Library and the Modern Languages Faculty Library

That, notwithstanding the General Resolution passed by Congregation on 6 February, this House instruct Council when promoting any future legislation regarding the future organisation of the University's libraries to provide that:

(1) the Taylor Institution Library and the Modern Languages Faculty Library shall continue to be separately administered and subject to the same authorities as exist at present, namely the Curators of the Taylor Institution and the Management Committee of the Modern Languages Faculty Library respectively;

(2) the present system of devolved management and faculty input shall continue for both the above libraries so that responsiveness to teaching and research needs is preserved;

(3) acquisitions and cataloguing for the above libraries shall continue to be carried out locally;

(4) the Taylorian collection shall be preserved as a single unit in its present form;

(5) responsibility for the integrity of the Taylorian collection shall continue to be borne by the Librarian and Curators of the Taylor Institution.

Proposed by:

I.D.L. Michael, Exeter
J.E. Wainwright, Exeter
G.C. Stone, Hertford
D.L.L. Howells, Jesus
C.M. MacRobert, Lady Margaret Hall
T.F. Earle, Linacre
S.R. Parkinson, Linacre
J.C.A. Baines, Magdalen
J.R. Woodhouse, Magdalen
T.J. Reed, Queen's
P.A. Mackridge, St Cross
A.S. Kahn, St Edmund Hall
C.J. Wells, St Edmund Hall
M.G. Hughes, St Hugh's
S.J. Colvin, St John's
M.A. Nicholson, University
T.J. Binyon, Wadham
R.C. Ockenden, Wadham
J.A.E. Curtis, Wolfson
G.W.J. Drew, Worcester
A. Cantelli, Taylor Institution
D.H. Thomas, Taylor Institution

¶ Notice of opposition to the above resolution, under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. V, cl. 8 (Statutes, 1995, p. 11; (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1074) has been given on behalf of Council by the following members of Congregation:

P.A. Slack, Exeter
D.E. Olleson, Merton

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