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CONGREGATION 15 January

Notice

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 preamble adopted and the resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 2000, p. 7).

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CONGREGATION 5 February 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against any of the following resolutions, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 28 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAME ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE (LL.B., MA Cambridge; JSD Yale), FBA, QC, Judge of the International Court of Justice, The Hague, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. THE LORD ROTHSCHILD, GBE, MA, Christ Church, former Chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JOHN M. COETZEE (MA Cape Town; PH.D. Texas), FRSL, writer, Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PAUL SCOFIELD, CH, CBE, actor, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR ROMILA THAPAR (BA Punjab; BA, PH.D. London), FBA, Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Indian History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon ARNO ALLAN PENZIAS (BS City College of New York; MA, PH.D. Columbia), former Chief Scientist, Bell Laboratories, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SHIRLEY MARIE TILGHMAN (B.SC. Queen's University, Kingston, Canada; PH.D. Temple University, Philadelphia), FRS, President, and Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences, Princeton University, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon JAMES HADLEY BILLINGTON, D.PHIL. (BA Princeton), Balliol, The Librarian of Congress of The United States of America, be approved.

(9) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon LYNNE JANIE BRINDLEY (BA Reading; MA London), Chief Executive, The British Library, be approved.

(10) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon SIR BRIAN FOLLETT, DL (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol; D.SC. Wales), FRS, Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Board, be approved.

(11) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PAUL LECLERC (BS College of the Holy Cross; MA, PH.D. Columbia), President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Public Library, be approved.

¶ If Resolutions (1)--(7) above are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 19 June 2002.

If Resolutions (8)--(11) above are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony on 8 November 2002 to mark the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Bodleian Library.

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