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No 6234

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Vol cxli No 38

pp. 1109–1140



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

12 September, Monday. Library closes.

19 September, Monday. Library re-opens.

28 September, Wednesday. First ordinary number of the Reporter in the academical year 2011–12.

1 October, Saturday. Michaelmas Term begins. Congregation of the Regent House at 9.30 a.m.: Vice-Chancellor’s Address, and Election and Admission of the Proctors.

4 October, Tuesday. Full Term begins.

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

The final ordinary issue for the 2010–11 academic year will be published on 3 August.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a special Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, at 2 p.m., to conclude consultation on the Government’s Higher Education White Paper (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 978).

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

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, 11 October 2011, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Report of the Council, dated 27 June 2011, on the construction of Phase 1 of the University Sports Centre on the West Cambridge Site (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 994)

2. Report of the General Board, dated 6 July 2011, on the establishment of a Professorship of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 997)

3. Report of the General Board, dated 6 July 2011, on the re-establishment of the Charles Darwin Professorship of Animal Embryology (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 998)

4. Report of the Board of Graduate Studies, dated 7 June 2011, on future arrangements for central consideration of Graduate Student matters (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 998)

5. Sixteenth Report of the Board of Scrutiny, dated 24 June 2011 (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 1061).

Notice of benefactions

25 July 2011

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received with gratitude the following benefactions:

(i)a benefaction of £70,000 to be paid over five years from the A. G. Leventis Foundation to support one Visiting Fellowship each year in the Centre of African Studies;

(ii)a benefaction of £80,000, given under the Gift Aid Scheme, from Mr Brian Buckley, to be divided equally to support the Scott Polar Research Institute and the Greek Lexicon Project;

(iii)a benefaction of £100,000 from Dr M. Ehrenberg for research support in the Department of Physics;

(iv)a benefaction of £102,000 over five years under the Gift Aid Scheme from Mr R. C. Smithson to support a postgraduate studentship in the Faculty of Philosophy.

Election to the Chancellorship: Notice

25 July 2011

In order to vote in the election to the Chancellorship, members of the University (other than current members of the Regent House) must hold one of the following degrees, which qualify them for membership of the Senate: any Master’s degree of the University, any doctoral degree of the University, or the degree of Bachelor of Divinity of the University.

To enable eligible members of the University who have not yet proceeded to an appropriate degree to do so in time for the vote, the Vice-Chancellor, with the approval of the Council and the Proctors, gives notice that the Congregation to be held on Saturday, 1 October 2011 – that is, the annual Congregation for the election and admission of the Proctors – will exceptionally also be available to those members of the University to take degrees, in absentia only. Any such persons should contact their Colleges as soon as possible to arrange for their names to be put forward.

A holder of the B.A. Degree is eligible to proceed to the M.A. Degree if six years at least have passed since the person’s first term of residence and if more than two years have elapsed since being admitted to the B.A. Degree (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 432). This means that any person who was admitted to the B.A. Degree before 1 October 2009 and who came into residence at the beginning of the Easter Term 2005 or at any time before then will be eligible to proceed to the M.A. Degree on 1 October 2011.

Offices of Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Notice

18 July 2011

The Council gives notice that, after consultation with the General Board, and on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the appointment and reappointment of Pro-Vice-Chancellors (comprising the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman; Professor Frank Kelly, Dr David Good, Dr Rachael Padman (members of the Council), and Professor Simon Franklin and Professor Howard Chase (members of the General Board)), it has appointed Professor Jeremy Sanders, SE, as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Affairs) for three years from 1 October 2011 and has reappointed Professor John Rallison, T, as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) for three years from 1 October 2011.

The University’s linked charities: Notice

18 July 2011

The Charities Act 2006 provides that all charities should be subject to regulation. Although all charities have always been subject to general charity law, the University, as an exempt charity, was previously outside the scope of the Charity Commission’s regulatory powers or the requirement to register as a charity.

HEFCE became the principal regulator of those higher education institutions (HEIs) in England that are exempt charities with effect from 1 June 2010. HEIs are also now subject to the Charity Commission’s investigation and enforcement powers, although the Commission must consult with HEFCE before they are exercised. As principal regulator, HEFCE must, in this respect, do all it reasonably can to meet the ‘compliance objective’ in relation to exempt charity HEIs. The ‘compliance objective’ is: ‘to promote compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations in exercising control and management of the administration of the charity’.

Certain charities linked with an exempt charity may themselves be exempt from the requirement to register if they come within the terms of the Charities Act 1993, Schedule 2, paragraph (w): ‘any institution which is administered by or on behalf of an institution included above and is established for the general purposes of, or for any special purpose of or in connection with, that institution’. The affairs of such linked charities must be of ‘direct concern’ to the exempt charity’s own trustees.

As principal regulator of exempt charity HEIs, HEFCE will regulate such linked charities through its engagement with the HEI. HEFCE requires that information about individual linked charities is disclosed in the HEI’s financial statements from 2010–11 onwards.

The Council has considered the charities which it regards as linked with the University for this purpose. Firstly, there are certain separately constituted charities which are consolidated in the University’s financial statements as subsidiary undertakings by virtue of having the majority of the charity’s trustees appointed by the University. There are other charities which are not considered subsidiary undertakings but are still regarded as qualifying under ‘paragraph (w)’.

Attached as a Schedule is the list of charities regarded as linked, and therefore subject, to HEFCE as their principal regulator. Trustees of charities not included in the Schedule, but who consider that their charity falls into the category of linked charities under ‘paragraph (w)’ (that is, administered by or on behalf of the University, and established for its general or special purposes) should advise the Registrary in writing by 30 September 2011.


Consolidated in the University’s financial statements:

Cambridge Overseas Trust

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust

Gates Cambridge Trust

Cambridge European Trust

Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre in Cambridge

The Cambridge Foundation

Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

Strangeways Research Laboratory

Other unregistered linked charities administered by or on behalf of the University, and established for its general or special purposes:

Isaac Newton Trust

Kurt Hahn Scholarship Trust

University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

University Computing Service: August bank holiday closing

The Director of the University Computing Service wishes to advise that the University Computing Service will be closed on Monday, 29 August 2011.