Congregation

  • Thursday 11 June 2015
  • NO. 5100
  • VOL. 145

Congregation11 June

Elections

Contested Elections

Council

Curators of the University Libraries

Visitors of the Botanic Garden  

Delegacy for Military Instruction

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation16 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 resolutions at 1 and 2, the changes to Congregation Regulations at 3, the suspension of Congregation Regulations at 4 and the legislative proposals at 5 and 6 below carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect 7 (1) of Statute IV.

(1) Voting on a Resolution authorising the use of space in the Robert Hooke building

(For explanatory note and text of resolution see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p581.)

(2) Voting on a Resolution authorising the use of space in the Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute

(For explanatory note and text of resolution see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p582.)

(3) Voting on Changes to Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002: Religious Services and Sermons

(For explanatory note and text of resolution see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p582.)

(4) Voting on the Suspension of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002: Religious Services and Sermons

(For explanatory note and text of resolution see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p583.)

(5) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Statute VIII: Libraries, Museums and Scientific Collections, and the University Press

(For explanatory note and text of legislative proposal see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p583.)

(6) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Hensley Henson Fund

(For explanatory note and text of legislative proposal see Gazette No 5098, 28 May 2015, p584.)

Convocation19 June

Elections

Professor of Poetry

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation24 June

(1) Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of House, 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 Keble, St Hugh's and Jesus Colleges (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 at 10.30am on Wednesday, 24 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 House, 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 (events.office@admin.ox.ac.uk) or telephone (Oxford 280524) no later than Wednesday, 17 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 Letters

Professor Sir Richard Evans, historian, Regius Professor of History emeritus and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Provost of Gresham College in the City of London, Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford

Dame Hilary Mantel, author, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, two-time winner of the Booker Prize, recipient of the Bodley Medal

Professor Ruth Simmons, former President and Professor of Comparative Literature and Africana Sciences of Brown University, former President of Smith College, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour

Doctor of Science

Professor Wallace Broecker, PhD, Newberry Professor of Geology, Columbia University, Crafoord Prizewinner, Balzan Prizewinner, Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Foreign Member of the Royal Society

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge, President and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Royal Society, Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and of the French Academy of Sciences

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, OM, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Founder and Director of Research at the Harefield Heart Science Centre, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Royal Society

Doctor of Music

Jessye Norman, soprano, concert and opera singer, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, member of the French Legion of Honour

Congregation30 June

2pm

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 22 June, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose the proposal below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below).

Approval of the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor

The proposal that Louise Richardson, BA Dub, MA UCLA, MA PhD Harvard, currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor and the Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews, be appointed Vice-Chancellor from 1 January 2016 for the remainder of the 2015/16 academic year and for a further seven years, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 6 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002, will be submitted for approval.

¶ Under the regulation cited, Council's proposal for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor shall be deemed approved unless it is rejected with at least 125 members of Congregation voting in favour of rejection.

Further information on Professor Richardson can be found at www.ox.ac.uk/richardson.

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 Mrs F Burchett at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80199; email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).