University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 17 June 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.

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CONVOCATION 25 June

Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.

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CONGREGATION 25 June

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 Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg 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, 25 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: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 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.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge


Doctor of Letters

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


Doctor of Science

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

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France


Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

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

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MATRICULATION CEREMONIES 2003–5

Michaelmas Term 2003

18 October
4 December


Hilary Term 2004

11 March


Trinity Term 2004

17 June


Michaelmas Term 2004

16 October
2 December


Hilary Term 2005

10 March


Trinity Term 2005

16 June


The times of ceremonies on 18 October 2003 and 16 October 2004, which will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre, will be sent to colleges individually; other ceremonies will normally be held at 12.30 p.m. in Convocation House.

The Vice-Chancellor regrets that, because of the number of candidates involved, visitors cannot be admitted to matriculation ceremonies.

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