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No 6173

Wednesday 6 January 2010

Vol cxl No 14

pp. 445–456



12 January, Tuesday. Full Term begins.

19 January, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below).

23 January, Saturday. Congregation at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 19 January, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. The Annual Report of the Council for the academical year 2008–09, dated 27 November 2009 (Reporter, p. 295).

2. The Annual Report of the General Board to the Council for the academical year 2008–09, dated 19 November 2009 (Reporter, p. 301).

3. Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2009 (Reporter, p. 305).

Notice of a benefaction

17 December 2009

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that she has received with gratitude a benefaction of £50,000 from Mr Satyendra and Mrs Chhaya Chakravarty in memory of their son, Avik Chakravarty. The benefaction is to be used to support postgraduate students at the Cavendish Laboratory who are researching in one or more of the areas of luminescence phenomena, cavitation, control of friction between moving surfaces, explosive initiation and nano-science, or in other new innovative projects.

The Council is submitting a Grace to the Regent House (Grace 2, p. 450) for the approval of regulations to govern the Avik Chakravarty Memorial Fund for Physics.

Flying of the University Flag and ‘Scarlet Days’ in 2010: Notice

The Vice-Chancellor publishes for information the following list of dates in 2010 on which it is expected that the University Flag will 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

12 June

Official Birthday of HM The Queen (tbc)

21 June

Congregation for Honorary Degrees

24, 25, and 26 June

General Admission to Degrees

1 October

Admission of the Vice-Chancellor Elect and Election and Admission of the Proctors

14 November

Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales

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. In 2010 these are:

4 April

Easter Day

13 May

Ascension Day

23 May


30 May

Trinity Sunday

24, 25, and 26 June

General Admission to Degrees

1 November

All Saints Day

7 November

Commemoration of Benefactors

25 December

Christmas Day

In addition the Vice-Chancellor has designated 21 June 2010 (Congregation for Honorary Degrees) as a ‘scarlet day’.

Preacher at Mere’s Commemoration: Notice

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that, on the nomination of the Master of Corpus Christi College, she has appointed The Very Reverend Dr Christopher Lewis, of Corpus Christi College, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, as Preacher at the Commemoration of John Mere, in St Benedict’s Church, at 11.45 a.m., on Tuesday, 20 April 2010.

Preachers before the University, 2010–11: Notice

The following persons have been appointed in the manner prescribed by Ordinance to preach before the University during the academical year 2010–11:

Michaelmas Term 2010

17 October

Professor James Dunn, of Clare College, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham Emeritus

7 November

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Carnley, Honorary Fellow of St John’s College and of Emmanuel College, formerly Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of Western Australia (Lady Margaret’s Preacher)

Lent Term 2011

6 February

The Reverend Dr Carolyn Hammond, Fellow and Dean of Gonville and Caius College

6 March

Dr Catherine Pickstock, Fellow of Emmanuel College and Reader in Philosophy and Theology (Hulsean Preacher)

Easter Term 2011

8 May

The Reverend Professor Christopher Rowland, of Jesus College and Christ’s College, Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford

22 May

Professor Julius Lipner, Fellow of Clare Hall, Professor in Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion (Ramsden Preacher)

University Sermons are delivered in Great St Mary’s Church at 11.15 a.m. on the Sundays stated. The Congregation are invited for refreshments with the Preacher at Michaelhouse after each Sermon.