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Flying of the University flag and 'Scarlet days' in 2003

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
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 2003 the following are the variable dates

14 June Official birthday of HM The Queen
23 June Conferment of Honorary Degrees (to be confirmed)
26, 27, and 28 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. Full details are given in the annual edition of the Statutes and Ordinances of the University (p. 185, or http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/cam-only/univ/so/). In 2003 these days are:

Easter Day (20 April)
Ascension Day (29 May)
Whitsunday (Pentecost) (8 June)
Trinity Sunday (15 June)
General Admission to Degrees (26, 27, and 28 June)
All Saints Day (1 November)
Commemoration of Benefactors (2 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 day of Conferment of Honorary Degrees as such a day and a further announcement will be made on 24 April 2003 to confirm this. He also intends to designate Monday, 2 June as a flag day and Scarlet day, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of The Queen's Coronation.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 January 2003
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