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CONGREGATION 12 March

Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 12 March, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

ARIEL JUDITH BLOCKER, Exeter College

JULIAN STEPHEN CASTLES, Green College

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CONGREGATION 14 March 12 noon

Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 14 March, in Convocation House for the purpose of admitting to office DAVID JOHN WOMERSLEY, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Jesus College, and PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WALFORD, MA, M.PHIL. (MA London; BA, MA, M.SC., MBA Open; B.SC., PH.D. Kent), Fellow of Green College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and BRYAN ROE WARD-PERKINS, MA, Fellow of Trinity College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

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CONGREGATION 20 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any 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 any of the resolutions at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 12 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

2 Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon WILLIAM GORDON BOWEN (AB Denison; PH.D. Princeton), President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND (MD Oslo; MPH Harvard), Director-General of the World Health Organization, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR ERIC JOHN ERNEST HOBSBAWM, CH (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), FBA, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History, University of London, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR TIM BERNERS-LEE, OBE, MA, Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, 3Com Founders Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR WALTER KOHN (BA, MA Toronto; PH.D. Harvard), FRS, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SIR GUSTAV NOSSAL, AC, CBE (B.SC.(MED.), MB, BS Sydney; PH.D. Melbourne), FAA, FRACGP, FRACOG (HON.), FRACP, FRCP, FRCPA, F.R.C.PATH., FRS, FRSE, FTSE, Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon DAME FELICITY LOTT, DBE (BA London), FRAM, soprano, be approved.

¶ If the Resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 20 June 2001, when also the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 2 May 2000, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY KOFI ATTA ANNAN (BA Macalester College; M.SC. Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Biographical details of the proposed honorands will be included in the 15 March issue of Oxford Blueprint, and in the meantime are available on the University's Web site ( http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/po/).

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