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CONGREGATION 28 May

Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 28 May, unless the 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 Special Resolution

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

JAMES GORDON CLARK, MA status, D.PHIL., Brasenose College

BARRY ANTONY ORFORD, St Cross College

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CONGREGATION 29 May

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question 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 and the resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 2000, p. 7).

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CONGREGATION 12 June 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preamble of the following statute, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 4 June (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statute

Statute: University's Intellectual Property Policy

Explanatory note

The following statute makes clear that agreements with researchers to depart from the University's standard policy may be (and would be) made on a case-by-case basis.

WHEREAS it is expedient to clarify that agreements with researchers to depart from the University's standard intellectual property policy may be (and would be) made on a case-by-case basis, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. X, Sect. IV, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 74), after `and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the person concerned and the University' insert `in relation to any particular piece of intellectual property'.

2 In Tit. XIV, Sect. VI, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 121), after `unless otherwise agreed in writing between the student concerned and the University' insert `in relation to any particular piece of intellectual property'.

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CONGREGATION 20 June

1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle Common Rooms of Jesus College, Green College, and Trinity College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Balliol College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 20 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70243, or e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk), not later than Wednesday, 13 June. They are reminded that, while the academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

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

WILLIAM GORDON BOWEN (AB Denison; PH.D. Princeton), President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York

GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND (MD Oslo; MPH Harvard), Director-General of the World Health Organization

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR ERIC JOHN ERNEST HOBSBAWM, CH (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), FBA, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History, University of London

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR TIM BERNERS-LEE, OBE, MA, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, 3Com Founders Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROFESSOR WALTER KOHN (BA, MA Toronto; PH.D. Harvard), FRS, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara

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

Doctor of Music

DAME FELICITY LOTT, DBE (BA London), FRAM, soprano

¶ Arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, are published in `Notices' below.

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