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:
|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|
|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).