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Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 26 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:


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CONGREGATION 19 March 2 p.m.

Voting on Special Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon SIR ASHLEY PONSONBY, BT, KCVO, MC, be approved.

¶ Sir Ashley has served as Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire from 1980 to 1996, having previously been a Deputy Lieutenant for six years. He came to Balliol in Hilary Term 1940 but left in 1941 to serve in the war and was unable to return to the college. As Lord- Lieutenant he has performed valuable service to the University, not least in fostering its external relations.

If the special resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at the degree ceremony on 18 May 1996.