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CONGREGATION 27 March

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 27 March, 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:

DAVID JOHN HUGH COCKAYNE, D.PHIL., Linacre College

ALISON EDWINA DENHAM, D.PHIL., St Anne's College

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CONGREGATION 2 May 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the statute at item 1 below, or of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes at item 2 below or the special resolutions at item 3 below, or of any intention to speak or ask a question concerning the Annual Review of the University at item 4 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 24 April (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

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 HIS EXCELLENCY KOFI ATTA ANNAN (BA Macalester College; M.SC. Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Secretary-General of the United Nations, be approved.

¶ Mr Annan was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations on 1 January 1997. In that capacity, he has performed a variety of difficult tasks with great diplomatic skill and distinction, and he is widely admired for his personal qualities as well as for his untiring work for international peace.

If the special resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at a ceremony on a date to be announced.


(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon EDWARD WILLIAM BARRY (BA Connecticut), retiring President of Oxford University Press (USA), be approved.

¶ Mr Barry retires on 31 March 2000 from the Presidency of OUP (USA), a post which he has held for the past eighteen years. During that period he has transformed the Press's American publishing from a relatively modest operation to a major scholarly enterprise.

If the special resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at the degree ceremony on 17 June 2000.


4 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 1998–9 (Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette Vol. 130, February 2000) will be presented and may be discussed.

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