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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 2005: University Agenda


1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, Heads of Division, 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 St John's College, Brasenose College, and St Cross 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, 22 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, Heads of Division, 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)80693; e-mail:, not later than Wednesday, 15 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

SIR WILLIAM CASTELL, KT, LVO, FCA, Visiting Fellow of Green College, Vice-Chairman of the General Electric Company, and President and CEO of GE Healthcare

DR OLIVER SACKS, BM, B.CH., Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, Writer and Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Doctor of Letters

DAME GILLIAN BEER, DBE, B.LITT., MA (LITT.D. Cambridge), FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature Emerita, Former President of Clare Hall, Cambridge

MS TONI MORRISON (BA Harvard, MA Cornell), Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Writer


Doctor of Science

SIR ANTHONY J. LEGGETT, KBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College and of Merton College, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

CHRISTIANE NÜSSLEIN-VOLHARD (PH.D. Tübingen), FRS, Director of Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Development Biology

SIR MICHAEL RUTTER, KT, CBE (MD Birmingham), FRS, FRCP, F.R.C.PSYCH., F.MED.SCI., Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry

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