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CONGREGATION 11 February

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 resolutions carried and the change in Congregation regulations approved without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator, be approved.


2 Declaration of approval of Change in Congregation Regulations: Degree Ceremonies

In regulation 3.18 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 771), delete paragraph (1) and substitute: [1]

`(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 3.1-3.17 above, a degree day shall be deemed to have been held on the Saturday of the first week of each Hilary Full Term, and on such other days as Council may in exceptional circumstances determine, for the purpose of the conferment of degrees in absence.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.

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CONGREGATION 25 February 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University and former Member of the Congress of the United States, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minster of Australia, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa, be approved.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony on 3 July to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust.

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