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No 6399

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Vol cxlvi No 4

pp. 38–51



18 October, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., The Reverend J. S. Begbie, W, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music, and Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke University.

20 October, Tuesday. End of first quarter of Michaelmas Term.

24 October, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m.

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

1 November, Sunday. All Saint’s Day. Commemoration of Benefactors. Scarlet Day. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Professor Judith. M. Lieu, R, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity (Lady Margaret’s Preacher).

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


27 October

24 October, Saturday at 11 a.m.

10 November

28 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

24 November

8 December

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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 October 2015, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Report of the Council, dated 13 October 2015, on works to improve access to the ground floor of the Old Schools (p. 40).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 7 October 2015, on the introduction of an Archaeology Tripos (p. 43).

Notice of benefactions

12 October 2015

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude the following benefactions, of which both the capital and the income may be used:

(i)a benefaction of £5m from the Evolution Education Trust, payable over three years, to support the construction of a new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to house, inter alia, the Therapeutic Institute (Reporter, 2014–15, 6373, p. 346, and 6377, p. 400), which shall be known as the Milner Therapeutics Institute in recognition of the gift;

(ii)a benefaction of £4m from The ALBORADA Trust, payable over ten years, to support the Cambridge-Africa Programme, by continuing to fund the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund, which provides seed funding for collaborative projects between Cambridge and sub-Saharan African researchers, and to establish a new fund to help strengthen the research capacity of partner institutions in Africa;

(iii)a philanthropic grant of £1,781,558 from the Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc., payable over four years, to support a research project into managing extreme technological risk, to be conducted by the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, part of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities;

(iv)a benefaction of £1,000,000 from Cambridge in America, following a donation from DFC Global Corp., to support the Centre for Alternative Finance in the Cambridge Judge Business School;

(v)a benefaction of £565,807 from the Evelyn Trust to support eight health research projects in the School of Clinical Medicine;

(vi)a benefaction of £300,000 from The Burrell Family Charitable Trust to support practical learning in the Department of Engineering through the provision of equipment for the Dyson Centre for Engineering Design (Reporter, 2014–15, 6374, p. 375 and 6377, p. 400);

(vii)a benefaction of £300,000 from Kingspan Insulation Ltd, payable over three years, to support research in the Department of Engineering into energy efficiency in buildings;

(viii)a benefaction of £168,000 from Capital & Counties Ltd, payable over three years, to support research and engagement in the Future Cities programme in the Department of Land Economy over the same period;

(ix)a benefaction of £150,000 from Mr Nguyen van Truong, payable over five years, to support research in South East Asian archaeology and cultural heritage by covering the maintenance costs and University and College fees for up to two graduate students in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, towards the costs of studying for the M.Phil. Degree for one year and the Ph.D. Degree for three years;

(x)a benefaction of £50,000 from the Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation to support the research of Professor Tuomas Knowles in the Department of Chemistry, bringing to a total of £700,000 donations made by the Foundation in support of holders of Next Generation Fellowships in the Department.