About the Oxford University Gazette

The University Gazette, which has been published continuously since 1870, is the authorised journal of record of the University of Oxford.

This is a brief summary of the typical contents of the Gazette, section by section (please note that not all sections or types of content are required in all weeks):

Council and Main Committees 

(formerly known as University Acts) 

Acts of Congregation; regulations made and amended by Council and its committees; additions to the Register of Congregation


(formerly known as University Agenda)

The agenda of pending meetings of Congregation (and Convocation, when elections are held for the Professorship of Poetry and the Chancellorship)

Includes, as required:

  • Consultative notices
  • General notices
  • Appointments to professorships, readerships and lectureships
  • Conferments of the title of Visiting Professor
  • Titles conferred under the Recognition of Distinction procedure
  • Awards of postgraduate University prizes
  • Memberships of electoral boards to vacant professorships and readerships
  • University and college events, such as concerts and recitals
  • Exhibitions on University and college premises
Lectures Forthcoming lectures, seminars, conferences and study-days
Examinations and Boards Changes to Examination Regulations made by divisional and faculty boards, leave to supplicate for higher degrees and notices of viva voce examinations
Colleges, Halls and Societies Obituary announcements for recently deceased members of colleges, announcements of elections to college fellowships, scholarships and headships and announcements of elections to the position of Proctor and Assessor
Elections Details of elections to Council, committees, divisional boards and faculty boards: vacant posts, nominations, candidates' statements and results
Advertisements Classified advertisements
Notification of Prizes, Grants and Funding
Announcements of available prizes, grants and funding
Notifications of Vacancies Notices of academic and administrative vacancies in the University and colleges, along with equivalent vacancies at the University of Cambridge and vacancies for affiliated bodies in Oxford


The Gazette is published weekly throughout the academic year (September to July), but not continuously over the vacations. A series of supplements is also published, giving further official information of various kinds. The list of publication dates for the 2016–17 academic year is here: Gazette publication dates 2016-17 (119kb)


From September 2011, the whole content of the printed Gazette is also available online to current members of the University (please note that viewing restricted content requires you to log in using your Single sign-on). However, because of the requirements of the Data Protection Act, some elements of the printed Gazette published between September 2001 and July 2011 are not reproduced online.

To view recent issues of the Gazette, visit www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2015-2016.

The Gazette in verse

The poem 'Lines to an Old Friend' was recited by the Professor of Poetry, Christopher Ricks, in the Creweian Oration on 20 June 2007. The poem is by A D Godley (1856–1925), Fellow of Magdalen, who was Public Orator 1910–20. It is taken from his collection Lyra Frivola (London, 1899).