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Election of a Curator of the Sheldonian Theatre

On Thursday, 13 June, the following was duly elected as a Curator of the Sheldonian Theatre, to hold office for three years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2002.

P. COONES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford

[The votes recorded were: for Dr Coones, 157; for Mr Eidinow, 87]

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1 Honorary Degrees

The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:

Doctor of Civil Law

DAME ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE (LL.B., MA Cambridge; JSD Yale), FBA, QC, Judge of the International Court of Justice, The Hague

THE RT. HON. THE LORD ROTHSCHILD, GBE, MA, Christ Church, former Chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR JOHN M. COETZEE (MA Cape Town; PH.D. Texas), FRSL, writer, Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago


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

Doctor of Science

ARNO ALLAN PENZIAS (BS City College of New York; MA, PH.D. Columbia), former Chief Scientist, Bell Laboratories

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

2 Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered the Oration `in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in presenting the recipients of Honorary Degrees, and of the Oration, are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4628.

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Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Hauser, R.A., Pembroke
Jeffreys, P.W., Keble
Murray, B.J., Research Services Offices
Skelton-Foord, C., University Library Services