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Congregation of the Regent House on Friday, 15 June 2001: Notice

The Vice-Chancellor reminds members of the University that an additional Congregation will take place on Friday, 15 June 2001, at which the Chancellor will admit the following to Honorary Degrees:

Doctor of Law

SYDNEY BRENNER, C.H., F.R.S., Ph.D., Director of the Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, formerly Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Fellow of King's College.

MAMPHELE ALETTA RAMPHELE, Managing Director of the World Bank, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

Doctor of Science

ROBERT GEOFFREY EDWARDS, C.B.E., F.R.S., M.A., Emeritus Professor of Human Reproduction, Fellow of Churchill College.

Sir SAMUEL FREDERICK EDWARDS, F.R.S., M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Cavendish Professor of Physics, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

JOHN ANTHONY POPLE, F.R.S., M.A., Ph.D., Trustees' Professor of Chemistry, North-Western University, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College.

Doctor of Letters

MARGARET ATWOOD, C.C., F.R.S.C., writer.

MICHAEL FRAYN, B.A., Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, playwright.

DAVID KELLOGG LEWIS, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University.


Members of the University and their guests will need to be in their places in the Senate-House not later than 11 a.m. If it is fine, a procession will form up in the Schools Arcade at 10.55 a.m. Those in the categories listed below who wish to process must give notice of their intention, and tickets will be issued to them up to the number of places available. The Congregation will end at about 12.30 p.m.


Friday, 15 June 2001 will be a scarlet day, and Doctors in the several Faculties are asked to wear their festal gowns. Hoods are worn at the Congregation. In accordance with Regulation 4 for academical dress (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 185) any member of the University (other than the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, High Steward, Commissary, Proctors, Registrary, Orator, Esquire Bedells, or the graduands) who is a graduate of another university or degree-awarding institution, may, on this occasion, wear the academical dress appropriate to that degree.

Admission to the Congregation

Admission to the Senate-House and Yard will be strictly by ticket only. The only entrance on this occasion will be by the South-East Gate, from King's Parade.

All members of the University are invited to apply for admission tickets, and, if they wish, for one guest ticket in each case.

Applications for tickets, which must be made in writing, and must give the names of all those for whom tickets are requested, should be sent to Mr Geoffrey Skelsey, Principal Assistant Registrary, at the Old Schools, to arrive not later than Friday, 18 May 2001.

Applications may alternatively be e-mailed to paht2@admin.cam.ac.uk but please note that the full names of each applicant and their guest, and a postal address, are still required.

Applications cannot be made in person or by telephone.


Those in the classes specified below, who wish to take part in the procession, are asked to state this clearly in their applications. Tickets will be issued to them, up to the number of places available.

Other members of the University, including those in statu pupillari, may apply for tickets for themselves and, if they wish, for one guest in each case, whose name and address must be given.

Tickets will be allocated strictly in the order in which applications are received, and will be despatched about one week before the Congregation. Applicants will understand that there may be more applications than places are available. Those who find that they cannot use their tickets are asked to return them so that their seats may be offered to others.

Further details of the arrangements will be included with the tickets.

No tickets for admission to Senate-House Yard will be available on the day of the Congregation. Tickets are not transferable.

Order of Procession

With the assent of the Proctors, the Vice-Chancellor has prescribed the following order of processions prior to this Congregation.

Those listed below (who have tickets to admit them to the procession, as specified above) assemble in Schools Arcade by 11 a.m (entering by the South-East Gate from King's Parade).

The Vice-Marshal

Heads of Colleges

The Regius Professor of Divinity

The Regius Professor of Civil Law

The Regius Professor of Physic

The Regius Professor of Hebrew

The Regius Professor of Greek

Professors who are Doctors

Doctors of Divinity

Doctors of Law

Doctors of Medicine

Doctors of Science and Doctors of Letters

Doctors of Music

The Librarian

Professors who are not Doctors

The Treasurer

The Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Secretary General of the Faculties

Members of the Council

The Pro-Proctors

A second procession will then form up as follows, and will proceed immediately after the first:

The Esquire Bedells

The Chancellor

The Chancellor's Page

The University Marshal

The Registrary The Vice-Chancellor The Orator

The Proctors

The High Steward

The Deputy High Steward

The Commissary

The Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The Honorary Graduands

The University Constables

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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 April 2001
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