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CONGREGATION 21 October 2.30 p.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 21 March 1995, will be conferred upon ARTHUR MILLER (AB Michigan), Fellow of St Catherine's College and Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

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CONGREGATION 23 October

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 23 October, 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:

ELIZABETH JANE CRAWFORD, University College

SHERIDAN GOULD, MA status, Lady Margaret Hall

MARY JANE HILTON, Pembroke College

DAVID MICHAEL HODGSON, Oriel College

JOUNI TAPIO KUHA, Nuffield College

ROBIN ANTHONY MASON, Nuffield College

HELEN ELIZABETH RUSSELL, M.SC., Nuffield College

PETER SORENSEN, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 31 October 2 p.m.

1 Voting on Statutes promulgated on 10 October

(For forms of Statutes (1)–(8) see Statutes (1)–(7) and (9),under Congregation 10 October, Gazette, 21 September.)

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2 Voting on Amendment to Statute promulgated on 10 October

Council proposes the following amendment to the proposed Statute establishing a Professorship of Portuguese Studies.

That the proposed Statute (8) which was promulgated on 10 October (see p. 9) be amended by the insertion before `Professorship of Portuguese' of `King John II'.

Note. It has now been agreed with the main benefactors that it would be appropriate for the new chair to be named after King John II of Portugal, who reigned between 1481 and 1495, who was of great importance to the history of the Discoveries, and who was an enthusiastic promoter of Humanism in Portugal. The above amendment provides accordingly. Subject to Congregation's approval, consequential amendments will be made in the draft decree annexed to the proposed statute (see p. 9).

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3 Promulgation of Statutes

(For forms of Statutes (1) and (2) see Congregation 31 October, Gazette, 12 October.)

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4 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 3 October will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The text of the Oration was published as Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4375. As explained in the notice published in Supplement (1) to No. 4373 (p. 37), Council intends to put down a general resolution, for debate in Congregation on 28 November, concerning the report of Council's Working Party on Senior Library Posts. That resolution will constitute this year's annual general resolution `inviting approval of important new policies' under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. V, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 11; Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1073), and such an annual general resolution will therefore not, as in previous years, be on the agenda for the same meeting of Congregation as the presentation of the Oration. Accordingly, unless at least two members of Congregation have severally or jointly given notice in writing to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 23 October, that they wish to discuss or to ask a question about the Oration under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. XI, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1995, p. 18; Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1079), or unless the meeting on 31 October is required to deal with other business, Mr Vice-Chancellor will cancel that meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. III, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8; Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1071).

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CONGREGATION 4 November 2.30 p.m.

Presentation of Osler Memorial Medal

The Osler Memorial Medal, awarded under the provisions of Ch. IX, Sect. 1, § 255 (Statutes, 1995, p. 633), will be presented to DAME MARGARET TURNER-WARWICK, DBE, MA, DM, HON. D.SC., FRCP, Honorary Fellow of Green College and Lady Margaret Hall.

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