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Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 18 January, 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, 1997, p. 15) 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:

ROBERT JOHN SERVICE, St Antony's College

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The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statute approved, the preambles adopted, and the special resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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Buildings Committee

Vacancy: one (for a person not being a member of Council or the General Board)

Retiring member: Professor W.W.M. Allison

Period from TT 1999: 4 years

¶ Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 February.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail:

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 11 February, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 18 February).

Note on the body concerned

The Buildings Committee is responsible to Council and the General Board, taking account of university policies and priorities, for formulating the University's programme for all building works, for the execution of all building projects, for maintaining university buildings in a satisfactory condition, and for allocating space within them. These responsibilities include making recommendations to Council and the Board: (a) on the choice of architects and the design, planning, and elevations of all major building projects; and (b) on the acquisition and allocation of new sites. The committee has control of a substantial budget.

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