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CONGREGATION 11 March 2004

Election


                                            Vacancy                      Period

Ashmolean Museum,                           One (new place               Until HT 2008
Visitors of the                             under Council
                                            Regulations 45
                                            of 2002, as 
                                            amended (Gazette,
                                            p. 520))
Nominations in writing for the election on 11 March, by two members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 16 February 2004. Nominations in writing by six members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday,23 February 2004.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are no so shown my not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, (telephone (2)70018; e-mail: Sue.Bennett@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 4 March 2004, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 11 March 2004.

Note on the body concerned

The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum are responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum. They are expected to co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation, and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

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CONGREGATION 13 May 2004

Election


                          Vacancy                      Retiring holder       Period

Public Orator             One (member of               Professor J.          From MT 2004 
                          Convocation)                 Griffin

Nominations in writing for the election on 13 May, by two members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 April 2004 and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 April 2004

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are no so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, (telephone (2)70018; e-mail: Sue.Bennett@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 6 May 2004, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 13 May 2004).

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CONVOCATION 15 May 2004

Election of Professor of Poetry

An election will be held on Saturday, 15 May 2004, of a Professor of Poetry, to hold office for five years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2004.

Duties and stipend of the Professor

The duties of the Professor are to give one public lecture each term, to give the Creweian Oration at Encaenia every other year (since 1972 in English), each year to set the theme for, and judge, the Newdigate Prize and the Chancellor's English Essay Prize, every third year to help judge the prize for the English poem on a sacred subject, and generally to encourage the art of poetry in the University.

The Professor receives a stipend of £5,427 per annum (pay award pending) which is increased in line with the annual cost-of-living increases for academic and related staff, plus £40 for each Creweian Oration.

Further particulars of the professorship, including the names of past professors, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/gov/poetry.shtml.

Election procedures

Nominations must be made on a form which may be obtained from the Registrar at the University Offices, Wellington Square.

Nominations by twelve members of Convocation other than the candidate will be received by the Registrar at the University Offices, Wellington Square up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April 2004.

Nominations must be accompanied by a statement signed by the person nominated, consenting to the nomination. Nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published.

The names of nominees and their nominators will be published in the Gazette.

Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the Gazette in regard to this election (see `Notices' below). If the election is not contested the result will be announced in the Gazette following the close of nominations.

Voting arrangements

In the event of a contested election, voting will be held in the Convocation House on Saturday, 15 May 2004, 11 a.m.–12.30 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.

Voters must attend in person and must bring some form of identification to ensure that all voters are Convocation members.

Voters need not wear gowns.

Results of a contested election

The result of a contested election will be announced by the Proctors in the Convocation House as soon as possible after the close of voting.

Further information about election procedures may be found in Council Regulations 8 of 2002 ( http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/1089-120.shtml).

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