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CONGREGATION 11 February 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against any of the resolutions at item 1 below, or to vote against or to propose an amendment to the proposed change in Congregation regulations at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 February.

1 Voting on 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.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 25 June 2003.

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2 Voting on Change in Congregation Regulations: Degree Ceremonies

Explanatory note

Because it is expected that an unusually large number of members of the University who have not yet been admitted to their degrees will wish to be admitted in time to become members of Convocation before the election of the new Chancellor on 14 and 15 March, Council has agreed that it would be desirable for an additional ceremony to be held this term for admission to degrees in absence. Council has accordingly agreed to promote the following change in regulations to permit this.

Change in Regulations

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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CONVOCATION 14 AND 15 MARCH

Election of Chancellor

For details of the arrangements concerning the election of a Chancellor of the University see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4645.

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