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Election to the Board of Scrutiny: Notice

23 April 2001

Under the provisions of Statute A, VII (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 10) an election of members of the Board of Scrutiny is to be held in the Easter Term of each alternate year.

The Board of Scrutiny consists of:

(a) the Proctors;
(b) the two Pro-Proctors nominated by the Colleges;
(c) eight members of the Regent House elected by the Regent House.

No person may be a member of the Board of Scrutiny who is a member of the Council, the General Board, or the Finance Committee of the Council, or who holds any of the University offices of Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University Advocate, Deputy University Advocate, Registrary, Assistant Registrary, Secretary General of the Faculties, Secretary of a School, Treasurer, or Assistant Treasurer. A retiring member of the Board who has served for four or more consecutive years is not eligible to serve again as a member in class (c) until one year has elapsed after the end of his or her previous period of service.

The Vice-Chancellor now gives notice of an election of members of the Board as follows, to serve for four years from 1 October 2001:

In class (c)(i): one person who will not have attained the age of thirty-five years on 1 October 2001;

In class (c)(ii): three persons chosen without limit of age.

The following members of the Board continue until 30 September 2003:

In class (c)(i): Dr R. H. Lachmann, CL.

In class (c)(ii): Mr D. R. Howarth, CL, Dr O. Rackham, CC, Dr S. E. Lintott, DOW.

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, 22 May. 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).

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered to the Registrary's Secretary in the Old Schools during office hours. The Vice-Chancellor will publish nominations as they are received. The complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Thursday, 31 May.

Regulation 3 of the regulations for the election of members of the Council (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 118), applies also to the Board of Scrutiny. Under this regulation each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than noon on Tuesday, 22 May, 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 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, not later than Friday, 1 June. The last date for the return of voting papers will be Monday, 11 June.

Regulation 2 for the election of members of the Board of Scrutiny (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 120) provides that, if at the election insufficient nominations are received to fill all the places either in class (c)(i) or in class (c)(ii), the Council shall appoint as many members as may be necessary.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 April 2001
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