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No 6498

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Vol cxlviii No 22

pp. 441–445



11 March, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Marilynne Robinson, novelist and essayist, Professor Emerita, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa (Hulsean Preacher).

16 March, Friday. Full Term ends.

20 March, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Lady Mitchell Hall (see below).

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

25 March, Sunday. Lent Term ends.

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


20 March

24 March

7 April

Discussion on Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 105) and employees of the University who are members of the USS to attend a Discussion in the Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick site on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Topic of concern to the University: Universities Superannuation Scheme (Reporter, 6497, 2017–18, p. 412).

Arrangements specific to this Discussion are set out in the Notice of 26 February 2018 and general information on Discussion attendance is available online at

Election to the Council: class (c) members of the Regent House

2 March 2018

The Vice-Chancellor announces that the following person has been elected to serve as a member of the Council in class (c) (members of the Regent House) with immediate effect until 31 December 2020:

Dr Jennifer Hirst, JE

Details of the poll are as follows:

Number of valid votes cast: 934 (no spoilt papers/invalid votes)

Dr Jennifer Hirst, JE



Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, DAR




Election to the Board of Scrutiny

2 March 2018

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received the following nomination, in accordance with Statute A VII 3, for election to the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(i) (a person who has been a member of the Regent House for not more than ten years on 1 October 2018), and that it has been certified to him that the candidate has consented to be nominated:

Ms Edna Helen Murphy, ED, nominated by Mr G. Chesterman, ED, and Mr T. N. Milner, DAR.

No other candidates having been nominated, the Vice-Chancellor declares that Ms Murphy is elected to serve with immediate effect until 30 September 2019.

Elections to the Nominating Committee for External Members of Council

2 March 2018

As no nominations were received, an election will be held in the Easter Term 2018 to fill the vacancies on the Nominating Committee for External Members of the Council in classes (c) and (d).

Redevelopment of the Old Press / Mill Lane site

7 March 2018

The Council wishes to inform the University of forthcoming consultations concerning the Old Press / Mill Lane site.

Consultation on the development of the site

A master plan for the Old Press / Mill Lane site is being developed by the University and several Colleges interested in developing a substantial part of the site for graduate student accommodation. The emerging master plan was presented to the Estates Strategy Committee at a meeting on 10 January 2018, and endorsed as the basis for consultation with the public and other key stakeholders. Public exhibitions will be held in the University Centre on 22 and 23 March 2018, and will be supplemented by meetings with members and officers of Cambridge City Council and other local and regional politicians, and with environmental, transport, and architectural heritage groups, and community organizations. Further information is available at:

The master plan for Old Press / Mill Lane is expected to be finalized during 2018, subject to the necessary University and College approvals. The University has already approved, by Grace 1 of 19 July 2017, the grant to Pembroke College of a long lease for Kenmare House, Stuart House, and 4 Mill Lane. Regent House approval will be sought for further divestment of land or buildings, and for the construction or demolition of individual University buildings and additional works within the site.

Consultation on the University Centre

The University Centre is a key part of the Old Press / Mill Lane site. The Centre is home to a café, restaurant, wine bar, and dining hall, and is currently used for a variety of formal and informal uses by the University and its alumni, as well as external users, with around 390,000 visitors a year.

As part of the proposed development of Old Press / Mill Lane, the University wishes to understand how the Centre is currently used and what the best future uses might be.

As a first step in this process, a survey will be undertaken to gain a full picture of who currently uses the University Centre, why and how often, what is important to them, and also the services they think the University needs to offer in the future. The survey will be available online at from 7 to 21 March 2018 inclusive. Paper copies will be available from the University Centre (Grads Café and Main Dining Hall) from 8 March 2018.