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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 Merton College, Somerville College, and Linacre 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 Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 19 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; e-mail:, not later than Wednesday, 12 June. They are reminded that, while 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.

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2 Honorary Degrees

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

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

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