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Oxford University Gazette, 15 May 2008: 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 Worcester College, St Anne's College, and Magdalen 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, 18 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 the Events Office at the University Offices, Wellington Square by e-mail

(, not later than Wednesday, 11 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

MONTEK SINGH AHLUWALIA, BA Delhi, MA M.PHIL Oxf, Economist and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India, Rhodes Scholar and Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College

Doctor of Letters

YVES BONNEFOY, Poet, Critic and Translator, Honorary Professor, Collège de France


PROFESSOR THOMAS NAGEL, BA Cornell, B.PHIL Oxf, PH.D Harvard, FBA, Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR BERT SAKMANN, Staatsexamen Munich, MD Göttingen, Cell Physiologist, Director of the Department of Cell Biology and Professor of Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)

PROFESSOR SHEILA EVANS WIDNALL, B.SC MS SC.D MIT, F.R.AE.S., FAAAS, FAIAA, FAPS, Institute Professor and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Former United States Secretary of the Air Force, Former Vice-President and Member of the National Academy of Engineering

PROFESSOR ADA YONATH, B.SC M.SC Hebrew University, PH.D Weizmann Institute of Science, Crystallographer, Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology and Director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Weizmann Institute of Science, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Doctor of Music

DAME CAROLYN EMMA KIRKBY, OBE, MA Oxf, FGSM, FRCM, HON. FRAM, HON. FTCL, Soprano and Proponent of Early Music

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

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