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Election to the Council: Notice

2 October 2000

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that an election is to be held of eight persons to serve as members of the Council for four years from 1 January 2001. Members are to be elected in the following classes (see Statute A, IV, 2, Statutes and Ordinances, p. 7):

(a) two from among the Heads of Colleges;

(b) two from among the Professors and Readers;

(c) four from among the other members of the Regent House.

In order to be eligible a candidate must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to reach him not later than noon on Tuesday, 7 November. The paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and specifying the class in which he or she is nominated, (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated, and (c) a curriculum vitae (see below). No one may be nominated for election in more than one class. The Council have agreed to make known their view that two periods of four years should normally be regarded as the maximum length of continuous service for elected members.

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered to the Registrary's Secretary in the Old Schools during office hours. Nominations will be published as they are received; the complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 15 November.

In accordance with the regulations governing the election (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 118), each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than noon on Tuesday, 7 November, a statement of his or her curriculum vitae for distribution to members of the Regent House with the voting papers. It is suggested that such a statement should be of not more than 500 words in length, and that it should cover the following points:

The candidate's present position in the University.

Previous posts held, whether in Cambridge or in other universities or outside the university system, with dates.

A note of the candidate's particular interests within the field of University business.

The election will be conducted by postal ballot, under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Voting papers will be distributed, together with the statements provided by candidates, on or before Friday, 17 November. The last date for the return of voting papers will be Wednesday, 29 November.

In addition, the Vice-Chancellor gives notice that an election is to be held of one person to serve as a member of the Council in class (c) (members of the Regent House) until 31 December 2002, in place of Dr Melissa Lane, who has resigned her membership of the Council from 1 January 2001. The arrangements for the regular election set out above will also apply to this election; nominations should reach the Vice-Chancellor not later than noon on Tuesday, 7 November. It is proposed that five members be elected in class (c) and that the first four persons elected should serve for the normal four-year term, i.e. from 1 January 2001 until 31 December 2004, and that the fifth successful candidate should serve from 1 January 2001 until 31 December 2002. The Council are submitting a Grace to the Regent House (Grace 3, p. 32) for the approval of these arrangements.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 4 October 2000
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