Congregation

  • Thursday 26 January 2012
  • NO. 4976
  • VOL. 142

Congregation7 February

2 pm
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 30 January, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend any of the resolutions below or wish to discuss the Annual Review of the University (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise or the meeting has been adjourned, each resolution shall be carried and the Annual Review declared presented and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(i) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon Baroness (Elizabeth Lydia) Manningham-Buller, DCB, MA Oxf, former Director General of the Security Service, Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, be approved.

(ii) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon Mr David John Moore Cornwell (John le Carré), MA Oxf, author, Honorary Fellow of Lincoln, be approved.

(iii) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon Professor Drew Gilpin Faust, AB Bryn Mawr, AM PhD Penn, historian, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard, Member of the Society of American Historians, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, be approved.

(iv) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon Sir Howard Stringer, MA Oxf, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Corporation, Honorary Fellow of Merton, be approved.

(v) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon Professor Charles Margrave Taylor, BA McGill, MA DPhil Oxf (Rhodes Scholar), philosopher, Honorary Fellow of Balliol, Honorary Fellow of Blackfriars, Emeritus Professor, McGill University, FBA, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Companion of the Order of Canada, Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, be approved.

(vi) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon Dr Henry Joseph Macaulay Barnett, MD Toronto, Neurologist, former President and Scientific Director of the Robarts Research Institute, Companion of the Order of Canada, be approved.

(vii) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon Professor William Daniel Phillips, BS Juniata College, PhD MIT, physicist, Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, be approved.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 20 June.

(2) Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2010–11 (Supplement *1 to Gazette, Vol. 142, January 2012) will be presented and may be discussed.

Congregation1 March

Election

Faculty Board

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122.shtml). 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: sarah.cowburn@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L Stacey (telephone: (2)80463, email: elections.office@ox.ac.uk).