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Oxford University Gazette, 20 June 2008: University Acts


1 Honorary Degrees

The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:

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, DBE, MA Oxf, FGSM, FRCM, HON. FRAM, HON. FTCL, Soprano and Proponent of Early Music

2 Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered the Oration 'in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in presenting the recipients of Honorary Degrees at the Encaenia, and of the Creweian Oration, are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4850.

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The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor has accordingly declared the proposal approved without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).

Declaration of approval of appointment of Vice-Chancellor

The proposal that ANDREW D. HAMILTON, B.SC Exe, M.SC British Columbia, PH.D Camb, FRS, currently Provost and the Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, be appointed Vice-Chancellor for seven years from 1 October 2009, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 5 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1418), as amended on 23 March 2006 (Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 837), made under section 8 of Statute IX concerning Officers of the University (published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), is approved.

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Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Bountra, C., Structural Genomics Consortium

Del Sarto, R.A., St Antony's

Filippakopoulos, P., Structural Genomics Consortium

Haugbolle, S., St Antony's

Hills-Nova, C., Sackler Library

Valencak, A., Ashmolean Museum

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For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 5 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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