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CONGREGATION 9 February 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting parts of the statutes at item (1) below, or of any intention to vote against the preamble of the statute at item (2) below, or the special resolutions at item (3) below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 February (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Statutes promulgated on 19 January

Statute (1): Removal of an anomaly

Statute (2): Establishment of Barnett Professorship of Social Policy

Statute (3): Establishment of Professorship of Sociology

2 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Committee for the History of Science and Technology

Explanatory note

The Modern History Board, following consultation with the Committee for the History of Science and Technology and the Management Committee for the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and with the concurrence of the General Board, wishes to extend the remit of the Committee for the History of Science and Technology to encompass the History of Medicine, and to bring within its remit the oversight of teaching in this subject on behalf of the faculty board. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, provide for this.

WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the remit of the Committee for the History of Science and Technology to include the History of Medicine, the university enacts as follows.

In Tit. VIII, Sect. VI, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 64), after `Committee for the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XLIV, title (Statutes, 1997, p. 313), after `Committee for the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'. 2 Ibid., cl. 1, after `Committee for the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

3 Ibid. (p. 314), after `in the field of the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

4 Ibid., cl. 2 (a), after `History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

5 Ibid., insert new cl. 2 (b) as follows and reletter existing cll. 2 (b)--(i) as cll. 2 (c)--(j): `(b) to have oversight of the Modern History Board's teaching in the History of Medicine, and to report on this to the Modern History Board;'.

6 Ibid., cl. 2 ( h), as relettered by cl. 5 above, after `History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

7 Ibid., § 3, cll. 1, 2, and 4, and § 4, cl. 2 (p. 315), in each case after `Committee for the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

8 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 193, cl. 1 (p. 665), after `Committee for the History of Science' insert `, Medicine,'.

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3 Voting on Special Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JUSTICE AHARON BARAK (LL M, LL D Hebrew University of Jerusalem), President of the Supreme Court of Israel, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DAME MURIEL SPARK, DBE, C.LIT., writer, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon JEAN-PIERRE VERNANT, Professeur Honoraire au Collège de France, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon SIR TONY WRIGLEY, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, President of the British Academy, Visitor of Harris Manchester College, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon SIR JOHN WALKER, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Director of the Medical Research Council Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon ANDREW JOHN WILES, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Merton College and of Clare College, Cambridge, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon SIR SIMON RATTLE, CBE, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, conductor, be approved.

¶ If the Special Resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 23 June 1999.

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