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Flying of the University flag and scarlet days: Notice

2 January 2001

The Vice-Chancellor publishes for information the following list of dates on which the University flag will normally be flown from the Old Schools:


6 February Accession of HM The Queen
21 April Birthday of HM The Queen
23 April St George's Day
10 June Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
4 August Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1 October First Congregation of the Regent House
14 November Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales

In addition notice will be given of other variable dates on which flags will be flown, such as occasions of official visits by the Chancellor; the official birthday of HM The Queen; the days of General Admission and of Congregations for the conferment of Honorary Degrees; and days of national rejoicing.

In the remainder of 2001 the following are the variable dates:

9 June Official birthday of HM The Queen
15 June Conferment of Honorary Degrees (to be confirmed)
28, 29, and 30 June Congregations for General Admission to Degrees

Scarlet days

Members of the University may also find it convenient to be reminded of the days appointed annually for the wearing of festal gowns, which are also days on which the academical dress of other universities may in general be worn. In the remainder of 2001 these are:

Easter Day (15 April)
Ascension Day (24 May)
Whitsunday (3 June)
Trinity Sunday (10 June)
General Admission to Degrees (28, 29, and 30 June)
All Saints Day (1 November)
Commemoration of Benefactors (4 November)
Christmas Day (25 December)

In addition the Vice-Chancellor may announce other days on which it is requested that festal gowns be worn. It is his intention to designate the days of Conferment of Honorary Degrees and 1 October 2001 as such days and a further announcement will be made to confirm this.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 January 2001
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