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Congregation of the Regent House on Monday, 21 June 2004: Notice

19 April 2004

The Vice-Chancellor reminds members of the University that an additional Congregation will take place on Monday, 21 June 2004, at which the Chancellor will admit the following Honorary Degrees:

Doctor of Law

Dame MARGARET JOAN ANSTEE, D.C.M.G., M.A., formerly Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization, Honorary Fellow of Newnham College.

Sir ALEC NIGEL BROERS, Ph.D., Sc.D., F.R.S., F.R.Eng., President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Fellow, and formerly Master, of Churchill College, Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius and Trinity Colleges.

Doctor of Science

HOWARD ROBERT HORVITZ, Nobel Laureate, David H. Koch Professor of Biology in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formerly of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Sir DAVID JOHN WEATHERALL, F.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S., Regius Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the University of Oxford, formerly Student of Christ Church.

Doctor of Letters

QUENTIN SAXTON BLAKE, O.B.E., M.A., R.D.I., Visiting Professor in the Royal College of Art, Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Artist and Illustrator.

PETER ROBERT LAMONT BROWN, F.B.A., F.R.Hist.S., Rollins Professor of History in Princeton University.

DAVID LOCKWOOD, C.B.E., M.A., F.B.A., formerly Professor of Sociology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, formerly University Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics and Fellow of St John's College.

Doctor of Music


Dame CLEO LAINE, Vocalist and Actress.

Music will be performed by the choirs of King's and Clare Colleges and by the King's Trumpeters.


Members of the University and their guests will need to be in their places in the Senate-House not later than 11.15 a.m. If it is fine, a procession will form up in the Schools Arcade at 11.10 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.


Monday, 21 June 2004, will be a scarlet day, and Doctors in the several Faculties are asked to wear their festal gowns. Hoods are worn at this Congregation. In accordance with Regulation 4 for academical dress (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 188) any member of the University (other than the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, High Steward, Deputy 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, 21 May 2004. 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 Senior Proctor, 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 the Schools Arcade not later than 11.10 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
Members of the Council
The Pro-Proctors

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

The Esquire Bedells
The Chancellor
The Chancellor's Train-bearer
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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