Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 15 November 2012
  • NO. 5006
  • VOL. 143

Council of the University

Approval of nomination of external member of Council

Under regulation 9.3 of Council Regulations 2 of 2002, the nomination below shall be deemed to be approved unless not later than 4 pm on Thursday, 29 November, the Registrar has received from not fewer than 20 members of Congregation a written request for a postal ballot to be taken in respect of that nomination.

Approval of nomination of Sir Crispin Davis as an external member of Council

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI, of Sir Crispin Davis, MA Oxf, as a member of Council for four years from Hilary term 2013, is submitted for approval.

Note on the nominated external member of Council

Sir Crispin Davis graduated in Modern History (Oriel, 1970). He then worked for Procter and Gamble from 1970 to 1990, holding a series of senior positions in the UK and Germany before becoming President of the company's North American food business. Between 1990 and 1993 he was Group Managing Director for Guinness Group, and then became Chief Executive Officer for Aegis Group plc, a leading global media service company, between 1994 and 1999. From 2000 to 2009 he was Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier plc. He was knighted in 2004, for services to publishing and information. Sir Crispin is a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, a member of the Global Advisory Board for Citigroup, and a member of the Council and the Board of Trustees of the National Trust. He has in the past served on the Development Board of the Tate (2002–7) and the Oxford University Press Finance Committee (1994–9). Sir Crispin has been an external member of Council since Hilary term 2009. He is currently the chairman of the Committee to Review Salaries of Senior University Officers, and a member of the Finance Committee and of the Nominations Committee.

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The libraries and their future: topic for discussion

A Congregation Discussion was held at 2 pm on 13 November in the Sheldonian Theatre on the topic of the libraries and their future.

A transcript of the Discussion1 will be published in the Gazette of 22 November and available on the Congregation website before then ( It is also intended to make a downloadable recording1 available on the same site.

1The transcript may be edited for legal reasons.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Band, G, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Citron, G M A, Worcester

Deligiannidis, G, Faculty of Statistics

Giacomantonio, R A, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Gillebert, C R C, Department of Experimental Psychology

Green, J E D, University College

Harvey, M S, Sub-department of Particle Physics

Hebel, K R, Exeter

Hordern, J W S, Harris Manchester

Koutsoupias, E, Faculty of Computer Science

Le, S Q, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Midwood, K S, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Miles, A J, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Sager, J E, Jesus

Spagnolo, B J, Christ Church

Spencer, C C A, Mansfield

Van Zijl, P L, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Vauterin, P J J, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Velayos Baeza, A, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Wilson, S A, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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