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Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 12 June 2.30 p.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 13 October, will be conferred upon HENRY M. REECE, BA Brist, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Emeritus Fellow of Jesus, former Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive of Oxford University Press.

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CONGREGATION 15 June 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 7 June, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend the resolution below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise, the resolution shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

Voting on Resolution authorising use of space at Osney Mead

Explanatory Note

The relocation of the Turbomachinery Research Group of the Department of Engineering Science from Building 189 (Southwell building, Osney) to Building 363 (Axis Point, Osney Mead) is proposed. This was the preferred option identified by a feasibility study set up when it was identified that the Southwell building was no longer suitable for its current purpose.

Text of Resolution

That Building 363, Osney Mead (approximately 2,220 sq.m. net usable area), be allocated to the Department of Engineering Science.

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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 Harris Manchester College, St Catherine's College, and Queen's 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 Fellows' Garden of Exeter College (entrance on Brasenose Lane), at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 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, 16 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

STEPHEN GERALD BREYER, LL.B Harvard, BA Oxf, AB Stanford, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College

DAVID JOHN SAINSBURY, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, BA Camb, MBA Columbia, HON. FRS, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry (Minister for Science and Innovation), Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College

Doctor of Letters

DAME EILEEN ATKINS, DBE, Actor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

GEOFFREY HILL, MA Camb, MA Oxf, FRSL, FAAAS, Poet and Critic, University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Literature and Religion, Boston University, Massachusetts, former Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds, Honorary Fellow of Keble College

SIR IAN KERSHAW, BA Liv, D.PHIL Oxf, FBA, FRHS, Historian, Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Sheffield, Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Honorary Fellow of Merton College

ARTHUR GEORGE WEIDENFELD, Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea, Publisher, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College and St Peter's College

Doctor of Science

BRIGITTE A. ASKONAS, B.SC M.SC McGill, PH.D Camb, FRS, Immunologist, Visiting Professor, Leukocyte Biology Section, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, former Head of Division of Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research, London, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences

ROALD HOFFMANN, BA Columbia College, MA PH.D Harvard, FAAAS, FAPS, FNAS, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor Emeritus of Humane Letters, Cornell University, Foreign Member of the Royal Society

¶ For details of the arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, see Gazette, 13 May.

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