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No 6444

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Vol cxlvii No 10

pp. 103–121



21 November, Monday. Leslie Stephen Lecture at 5.30 p.m. in the Senate-House, Professor R. Monk, FRSL, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southampton.

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

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

2 December, Friday. Full Term ends.

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


22 November

26 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

6 December

20 December

Discussion on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 103) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Topic of concern to the University: That the Regent House, as the governing body of the University, consider the report of the ACBELA Working Group on Investment Responsibility published in June 2016,1 and in particular consider a policy of divestment from fossil fuels (Reporter, 6441, 2016–17, p. 64).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 2 November 2016, on the establishment and re-establishment of certain Professorships (Reporter, 6443, 2016–17, p. 98).

Amending Statutes for Clare College

10 November 2016

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received from the Governing Body of Clare College, in accordance with the provisions of Section 7(2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923, the text of proposed Statutes to amend the Statutes of the College. The current Statutes of the College and the amendments can be viewed on the College’s website at and

Paper copies of the amendments may be inspected at the University Offices until 10 a.m. on Friday, 2 December 2016.

Election of a member of the Finance Committee in class (b)

14 November 2016

The Head of the Registrary’s Office has received the following nomination for the Council’s Finance Committee, for election in class (b) by the Representatives of the Colleges:

Dr David Stanley Secher, CAI, nominated by Ms J. Raine, N, and Mr P. Warren, CL.

No other candidates having been nominated, Dr Secher is duly elected, to serve as a member of the Finance Committee for three years from 1 January 2017.

Botanic Garden: Dredging of the lake

14 November 2016

The following Notice is published to advise the University of works which are not considered to be 'a substantial alteration' within the meaning of Statute F II 3 and therefore do not require a Report but are nevertheless of interest or consequence to members of the Regent House and others (Reporter, 6259, 2011–12, p. 498).

The lake at the University Botanic Garden was excavated in 1846, with water levels supplied and sustained from Hobson’s Conduit. A recent survey has identified a significant build-up of silt and vegetation on the lake bed, which now requires eradication via mechanical extraction. The lake water will be filtered through a silt trap and drained. The detritus will be excavated and stored on site during the winter of 2016–17 to dry out, before disposal on University land at Park Farm, Madingley. A new sluice will be installed before the lake is refilled from Hobson’s Conduit.

The estimated cost of the work is £174,000 and is to be funded by the Botanic Garden and the University’s Minor Works Fund. The work is expected to commence on site in November 2016 and be completed by March 2017.