Cambridge University Reporter

Board of Scrutiny: Notice of Bye-election

29 May 2006

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice of an election of a member of the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii), to serve until 30 September 2007 in place of Professor David Phillipson, who has resigned his place on the Board with effect from 30 September 2006. Class (c)(ii) consists of members of the Regent House chosen without limit of age (subject to certain exclusions; see Statute A, VII, 4 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 10)).

In order to be eligible, a candidate must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to reach her not later than noon on Friday, 23 June 2006. The paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. The candidate should also submit a curriculum vitae (see below).

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered direct to the Registrary's Secretary in the Old Schools during office hours. Nominations will be published as they are received. The complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 5 July.

Regulation 3 of the regulations for the election of members of the Council (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 115) applies also to the Board of Scrutiny. Under this regulation each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than noon on Friday, 23 June, a statement of her or his curriculum vitae for distribution to members of the Regent House with the voting papers. It is suggested that such a statement should be of not more than 500 words in length, and that it should cover the following points:

Voting papers will be distributed, together with the statements provided by candidates, not later than Monday, 10 July 2006. The last date for the return of voting papers will be Friday, 21 July 2006.

Regulation 2 for the election of members of the Board of Scrutiny (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 117) provides that, if at any election insufficient nominations are received to fill the vacant places in either class (c)(i) or class (c)(ii), the Council shall appoint as many members as may be necessary.