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No 6166

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Vol cxl No 7

pp. 205–228



24 November, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue (see below).

28 November, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

29 November, Sunday. End of the third quarter of Michaelmas Term.

4 December, Friday. Full Term ends.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


24 November

28 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

8 December

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, on Tuesday, 24 November 2009, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Report of the General Board, dated 7 October 2009, on the establishment of a British Heart Foundation Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine (Reporter, p. 211).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 4 November 2009, on the establishment of a Professorship of Pure Mathematics (Reporter, p. 212).

3. Report of the General Board, dated 4 November 2009, on the establishment of a Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professorship of Sustainable Urban Design and related matters (Reporter, p. 212).

4. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 27 October 2009, on disciplinary, dismissal, and grievance procedures (Reporter, p. 131).

Notice of a benefaction

9 November 2009

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that she has received with gratitude a benefaction of £10,000 from Mr Harry Desai to support doctoral students, with preference being given to those carrying out research into teaching and education.

The Council is submitting a Grace to the Regent House (Grace 2, p. 222) for the approval of regulations to govern the Harry Desai Fund.

Office of High Steward: Nomination

9 November 2009

The Nomination Board gives notice that it nominates for the office of High Steward Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE, M.A., JE, and certifies that he has given his consent in writing to such nomination.

Under Regulation 5 of the regulations for the nomination and election (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 106), any other candidate will be eligible if papers nominating her or him and signed by not less than fifty members of the Senate, together with her or his consent in writing to such nomination, have been received by the Vice-Chancellor on or before Wednesday, 9 December 2009. Such papers should be sent to the Vice-Chancellor at The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN.

Election of a member of the Council’s Finance Committee in class (b): Notice

A vacancy will arise for a member of the Regent House, elected by the Representatives of the Colleges, to serve on the Council’s Finance Committee for three years from 1 January 2010.

The election is conducted in accordance with the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Voting is by postal ballot.

Nominations should be made in writing to the Administrative Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, and must include a statement by the person nominated that he or she is willing to serve on the Finance Committee. Nominations and statements should be made by 12 noon on Monday, 23 November 2009. Nominations should be supported by the signatures of two members of the Regent House. If a ballot is necessary, papers will be despatched by Friday, 4 December, for return by 12 noon on Wednesday, 16 December 2009.

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS): Report and Accounts year ended 31 March 2009: Notice

USS Ltd has published its Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2009. The trustees have issued a short report to all members giving details of the information contained in the full Report and Accounts and this has been circulated to all members. Copies of the full Report and Accounts can be obtained on request from the Pensions Office, Human Resources Division, 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PN.

Code of Practice for University Student Unions: Notice

9 November 2009

The Council has agreed that the Student Handbook should no longer be distributed in hard copy to all students but should be made available online at The Code of Practice in respect of Student Unions issued under Section 22 of the Education Act 1994 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 194) has accordingly been amended by replacing the Council’s statement under sub-section 4 so as to read:

Sub-section 4

5. Governing bodies are to bring to the attention of all students at least once a year the code of practice; any restrictions imposed on the activities of student unions by the law relating to charities; and where applicable, the provisions of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 about freedom of speech in universities and colleges, and of any code of practice issued under it relevant to the activities or conduct of unions.

These matters are brought to the attention of students by the publication annually of Proctorial notices; by the publication of the present code of practice in Statutes and Ordinances and in the Student Handbook on the University’s website at An account of the restrictions on the activities of unions and the charity law and the provisions of Section 43 of the 1986 Act and the University’s code of practice under that section are included in the online Student Handbook.

Christmas and New Year closing: Notice

Language Centre

The Director gives notice that the Language Centre (the John Trim Centre for Independent Learning) will be closed for the Christmas holiday from 4 p.m. on Friday, 18 December 2009, until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 January 2010.