• Thursday 16 June 2011
  • NO. 4957
  • VOL. 141

Congregation16 June




Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

Curators of the University Libraries

Curators of the University Parks

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation21 June

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

1 Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute XVI concerning Intellectual Property

(For explanatory note and text of resolution, see Gazette No. 4955, 2 June 2011, p.675.)

2 Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: establishment of degree of Master of Public Policy

(For explanatory note and text of resolution, see Gazette No. 4955, 2 June 2011, p.675.)

Congregation29 June

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 Nuffield College, Pembroke College, and Oriel 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, 29 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 email (, not later than Wednesday, 22 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

Edwin Cameron, LLB University of South Africa, BA Stellenbosch, MA Oxf (Rhodes Scholar), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Honorary Fellow of Keble College

Doctor of Letters

Sir Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd, MA PhD Camb, Historian of Ancient Science, Senior Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, former Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge, Honorary Foreign Member of AAAS, Member of the International Academy of the History of Science, FBA, Honorary Fellow of Darwin College and of King's College, Cambridge

Marilynne Summers Robinson, BA Brown, PhD Washington, author, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Music

Sir George Martin, Guildhall School of Music, Music Producer, former Head of Parlophone Records, Founder and Chairman of the Associated Independent Recording Studios

Doctor of Science

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, BSc MSc Melbourne, PhD Camb, Molecular Biologist, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, Non-resident Fellow of the Salk Institute, FAAAS, FRS, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Institute of Medicine

Dame Linda Partridge, BA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing and Weldon Professor of Biometry, University College London, Director of the Max Planck Institute of the Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Member of EMBO, FRSE, FRS, FMedSci, Member of AAAS

Oliver Smithies, MA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College

3 Degree by Diploma

Doctor of Civil Law

His Excellency Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 ( A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Miss S. Cowburn at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70193; email:; questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S.L. Stacey (telephone: (2)80463, email: