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No 6161

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Vol cxl No 2

pp. 57–68



18 October, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, of Newnham College and St Edmund’s College, Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Heythrop College.

24 October, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

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

1 November, Sunday. All Saints Day and Commemoration of Benefactors. Scarlet Day. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Sir David Walker, Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College, Co-Chair of the University’s 800th Anniversary Campaign Board (Lady Margaret’s Preacher).

Discussions at 2 p.m.


27 October

24 October, Saturday at 2 p.m.

10 November

28 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

24 November

8 December

Visit of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor of the University, to Cambridge on Thursday, 19 November 2009: Notice

12 October 2009

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice to members of the University that Her Majesty The Queen has graciously consented to visit the University on Thursday, 19 November 2009, as part of the 800th Anniversary Celebrations. The Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, will also be present.


A ceremony will take place in the Senate-House. Music will be performed in the presence of Her Majesty. Subject to the approval of Grace 1 of 14 October 2009 (p. 66) a Loyal Address to The Sovereign on the occasion of our 800th Anniversary will be presented to Her Majesty The Queen by a Deputation constituted in accordance with the relevant regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 191).

Subject to the approval by the Regent House of the Joint Report of the Council and of the General Board (Reporter, p. 63), and to subsequent assent by Her Majesty The Queen, an Instrument designating the Professorship of Botany as the Regius Professorship will be presented to the University during the ceremony.

Her Majesty will be invited to seal the final box in a set of archive boxes containing 800 ‘Letters to the Future’ written by Vice-Chancellors of partner universities in the United Kingdom and around the world, by members of the University of Cambridge, and by local schoolchildren.

There will be a reception with refreshments after the ceremony for all those attending.


Admission to the Senate-House and Yard will be strictly by ticket only. The ceremony will take place in the mid-afternoon. Full details will be issued with tickets.

All members and all staff (including retired staff) of the University and the Colleges are invited to apply for tickets to attend the ceremony and reception. In order to allow for the widest possible participation, it is regretted that applications for guest tickets will not be accepted.

Applications for tickets must be made by letter or by email and may not be made in person or by telephone. All applicants must give their full name, current residential address, and clearly state their University and/or College affiliation. Requests for tickets should be sent to The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN or by email (

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 28 October. If demand exceeds capacity, tickets will be allocated by ballot, and any valid application received before the deadline will be included in the ballot. Tickets will be sent to successful applicants by Wednesday, 11 November. Unsuccessful applications will not be acknowledged. Ticket-holders who subsequently find that they will not be able to attend on 19 November are asked to inform the Vice-Chancellor’s Office as soon as possible so that their places can be offered to others.

Tickets will be issued to named individuals and are strictly not transferable. Ticket-holders must expect to bring some form of photographic identification as well as their tickets on the day. Full instructions will be included with the tickets.


Members of the University attending the ceremony and reception are required to wear academical dress in accordance with the relevant regulations. By longstanding custom, other persons attending do not wear academical dress. Thursday, 19 November 2009, will be a ‘scarlet day’ (see the Vice-Chancellor’s Notice below), and Doctors in the several Faculties are requested to wear their festal gowns. Graduates are requested to wear hoods on this occasion. In accordance with Regulation 4 for academical dress (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 188), any member of the University (other than the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, High Steward, Deputy High Steward, Commissary, Proctors, Registrary, Esquire Bedells, and the Orator), who is a graduate of another university or degree-awarding institution, may, on this occasion, wear the academical dress appropriate to that degree if they prefer.


Two processions will form and then enter the Senate-House. There will be cover in the event of wet weather. In accordance with the regulations concerning processions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 187), and having consulted the Chancellor and with the assent of the Proctors, the Vice-Chancellor has prescribed the following special order for the first procession prior to this ceremony:

The Vice-Marshal

Heads of Colleges or their Representatives

The Regius Professor of Divinity

The Regius Professor of Civil Law

The Regius Professor of Physic

The Regius Professor of Hebrew

The Regius Professor of Greek

The Regius Professor of Modern History

The Regius Professor of Botany Designate

The Pro-Proctors.

The Chancellor’s procession will then form.

Additional ‘scarlet day’ and flying of the University Flag: Notice

12 October 2009

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that on the occasion of the visit by Her Majesty The Queen, and by the Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, to the University (see above), she has designated 19 November 2009 as an additional ‘scarlet day’ in accordance with the relevant regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 188), and she also requests that the University Flag be flown on that day from University buildings having flagpoles.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 27 October 2009

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 2009, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 21 and 11 September 2009, on the title of the Professorship of Botany (Reporter, p. 63).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 2 October 2009, on the establishment of a Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship of Gender Studies (Reporter, p. 27).

3. Report of the Council, dated 12 October 2009, on the construction of a new building for the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at West Cambridge (Reporter, p. 64).

Amendments of the draft Statutes for Homerton College: Notice

12 October 2009

The Registrary’s Notice of 13 July 2009 (Reporter, 2008–09, p. 1002) giving notice of the approval of Her Majesty The Queen in Council of an amendment to Statute K also referred to amendments of the proposed Statutes for Homerton College made since the publication of the Council’s Report on the College. The Vice-Chancellor hereby gives notice that in the opinion of the Council the proposed amendments do not affect the University, and do not require the consent of the University; that the interests of the University are not prejudiced by them, and that the Council has resolved to take no action upon them.

Appointment of Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Chairmen (Reporter, Special No. 2): Corrections

p. 2. The appointment of Deputy Vice-Chancellors is for 2009–10 and not 2008–09 as printed.

p. 3. The following corrections to the list of Chairmen of Appointments Committees are made:

School of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine, Faculty of: Professor Jeremy Keith Morris Sanders, SE

School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies, Faculty of: Dr Katharine Bridget Pretty, HO

Discussion of a topic of concern to the University: Notice

12 October 2009

The Registrary gives notice that he has received a request for the discussion of the following topic of concern to the University:

The installation of a lift in the University Combination Room without the approval of the Regent House by Grace.

The request is supported by the following members of the Regent House:

J. H. Baker

C. F. Forsyth

Y. Liang

P. Binski

R. D. Greeves

D. J. Riches

R. H. S. Carpenter

E. Leedham-Green

R. J. Stibbs

D. J. Chivers

The Council has agreed that this topic will be included among the matters for consideration at the Discussion on 10 November.