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No 6183

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Vol cxl No 24

pp. 653–668



24 March, Wednesday. Last ordinary number of the Reporter in the Lent Term.

25 March, Thursday. Lent Term ends.

27 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m. (see p. 663).

4 April, Sunday. Easter Day. Scarlet Day.

10 April, Saturday. Easter Term begins.

20 April, Tuesday. Full Term begins. Mere’s Commemoration, 11.45 a.m. in St Bene’t’s Church. Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr Christopher Lewis, CC, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.

21 April, Wednesday. First ordinary number of the Reporter in the Easter Term.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 27 April 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, 27 April 2010, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Report of the Council, dated 15 March 2010, on amendments to Statute A (membership of the Senate and election of student members of the Council) (Reporter, p. 660).

2. Report of the Council, dated 15 March 2010, on the construction of a new Student Resources Centre building for the Department of Veterinary Medicine (Reporter, p. 662).

Congregation for the conferment of Honorary Degrees: Notice

15 March 2010

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice, in accordance with Statute A, VIII, 2, that a Congregation will be held on Monday, 21 June 2010, for the conferment of Honorary Degrees (see Graces 1–8, p. 663).

Admission to the Congregation will be strictly by ticket only and further details of the arrangements are expected to be published in the Reporter on 21 April 2010.

Election of a graduate student member of the General Board: Notice

12 March 2010

Student member of the General Board

Notice is given that an election of one student to serve as a member of the General Board in accordance with Statute C, I, 4(d) will be held on Tuesday, 11 May 2010. The member is to be elected in the following category (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 117):

(ii)one graduate student elected by and from among all eligible graduate students in the University.

The member elected will serve for one year from 1 July 2010.

The election

The electoral roll of all persons who are eligible, under the provisions of Statute C, I, 4 and of the regulations governing the conduct of these elections and rules made under the regulations, to vote and to stand as candidates was published on 9 February 2010. A copy of the electoral roll is available for inspection in the University Offices (Secretariat) and appropriate sections of the roll will be available in Colleges. The election will be conducted under the Single Transferable Vote regulations.

In order to be eligible a candidate must be nominated on a nomination form sent to the Deputy Returning Officer in the University Offices (Secretariat), The Old Schools, so as to arrive not later than noon on Wednesday, 28 April 2010. Nomination forms may be obtained from the University Offices (Secretariat), and also from CUSU and the Graduate Union. The forms contain (a) a statement, which must be signed by eight students eligible to take part in the election in the relevant category, certifying that they nominate the candidate for election, and (b) a statement which must be signed by the candidate, consenting to be nominated and agreeing to serve if elected. Nomination forms should be accompanied by a statement by the candidate for the information of voters. Nominations will be published.

Voting will take place on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, in person, in Colleges. The hours of voting in each College will be determined by local College Returning Officers (normally an officer of a JCR, MCR, or equivalent body, or their deputy), but the polls must be open for at least four hours within the period 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., including the hours 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Administrative Secretary is the Deputy Returning Officer.