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No 6236

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Vol cxlii No 1

pp. 1–31



1 October, Saturday. Michaelmas Term begins. Congregation of the Regent House at 9.30 a.m.: Vice-Chancellor’s Address, Election and Admission of the Proctors, and Admission to Degrees in absentia (see Reporter, 2010–11, p. 1110).

4 October, Tuesday. Full Term begins.

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

Discussions at 2 p.m.


11 October

1 October, Saturday at 9.30 a.m.

25 October

22 October, Saturday at 11a.m.

8 November

26 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

22 November

6 December

Election to the Chancellorship: Notice

The Vice-Chancellor has previously given notice (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 946) that an election would take place on Friday, 14 October and Saturday, 15 October 2011 for the office of Chancellor. This Notice sets out more detailed arrangements for voting, and is supplemented by information available at

In accordance with Regulations 6 and 7 for the election (Statutes and Ordinances, 2011, p. 106), if a candidate formally withdraws from the election before 7 October 2011, the days for voting will be rescinded and nominations re-opened. A further Notice will therefore be published on 12 October 2011 confirming whether the election will proceed.

The candidates

Mr Abdul Arain

Mr Brian Blessed

Mr Michael Mansfield

The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, K

In accordance with the regulations for the Chancellorship (Statutes and Ordinances, 2011, p. 105), Lord Sainsbury was nominated by the Nomination Board, and Mr Arain, Mr Blessed, and Mr Mansfield were each nominated by at least 50 people whose membership of the Senate has been verified. The membership of the Board, and the names of the nominators, are reproduced at the end of this Notice.

The Vice-Chancellor now gives notice of the following arrangements for voting.

The electorate

Only members of the Senate of the University are eligible to vote. The Senate comprises:

all current members of the Regent House regardless of degrees held

all graduates of the University who have taken the Cambridge M.A. or any other Cambridge Masters Degree (for example the LL.M., M.Phil., M.Sci., M.Eng., M.Res., or M.B.A.), a Cambridge Doctorate, or the Cambridge B.D. Degree.

The Roll of the Regent House is published once a year; for the purposes of this election, the Roll as published on5 November 2010 applies (Reporter Special No 5, Friday, 5 November 2010, available online at


The election will take place in the Senate-House in Cambridge on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 October 2011 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on each day (see Reporter, 2010–11, p. 1046). Where necessary, to allow for all persons who were present before 8 p.m. to cast their vote, the returning officer may announce an extension to these hours. In accordance with Statute A, Chapter 1, Section 1, votes must be cast in person. Votes will be counted under the University’s regulations for the Single Transferable Vote.


Members of the Senate must wear gowns in the Senate-House. The University will make gowns available on the day to members of the Senate who do not have them, but those who do possess the gown of their Cambridge Masters or Doctoral Degree will save time if they bring it. Doctors wear black gowns, not scarlet.


The University holds lists of those qualified to vote. On entering the Senate-House, voters will be asked to state their name, College, and qualifying degree with year of admission to that degree, or identify themselves as a member of the Regent House. Once eligibility has been established, voters will be given a ballot paper. Voters do not need to bring degree certificates. Those voting should be prepared to show evidence of identity, preferably photographic, if asked to do so.


Nominators of Lord Sainsbury of Turville:

Lord Sainsbury of Turville was nominated by the Nomination Board, a standing body which comprises sixteen members of the Senate appointed by the Senate, in addition to the members of the University Council. The membership of the Nomination Board was:

The University Council

The Vice-Chancellor (chair)

Professor M. J. Daunton, TH

Professor R. D. Lethbridge, F

Sir Christopher Hum, CAI

Professor F. P. Kelly, CHR

Professor D. S. H. Abulafia, CAI

Professor N. J. Gay, CHR

Professor Dame Athene Donald, R

Professor A. Hopper, CC

Dr R. J. Barnes, EM

Dr N. Bampos, TH

Mr R. J. Dowling, SID

Dr S. J. Cowley, SE

Dr D. A. Good, K

Mr I. M. Le M. Du Quesnay, N

Dr R. Padman, N

Dr S. M. Oosthuizen, W

Dr V. V. Lawrence (external member of the Council)

Mr D. Casserley, JE (external member of the Council)

Dame Mavis McDonald (external member of the Council)

Mr J. Shakeshaft, T (external member of the Council)

*Mr A. Andrews, SID

*Mr R. Mansigani, R

*Mr S. Wakeford, TH

*student members, attending the Board for unreserved business only

Members of the Senate appointed by the Senate to the Nomination Board

Baroness Mallalieu, N

Professor Sir Tom Blundell, SID

Dame Mary Arden, G

Dr Nidhi Singal, HH

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, NH

Professor Sir Martin Harris, CLH

Professor Sir Graeme Davies, CTH

Mr Benjamin Parker, JN

Professor Barry Everitt, DOW

Professor Helen Cooper, M

Dr Richard Samworth, JN

Professor Lionel Bently, EM

Sir David Walker, Q

Professor Susan Rankin, EM

Dr Julia Gog, Q

Professor Sir Peter Williams, T

Nominators of Mr Abdul Arain:

R. J. Allison

Christopher Evans

Vera Leonie Morris

M. Amrani

Paul Gazzoli

D. J. Padfield

Robert Bailey-King

A. Gibson

K. Patel

K. K. Balan

S. Gill

I. Peano

Martin Ballard

S. Gillett

V. Phillips

D. A. R. Banham

Nicola Glegg

A. C. Porter

E. Baranova

J. P. Goodliffe

Harry Potter

D. Barton

M. Graham

J. K. Preston

Duncan Bell

Julia Grosse

David Rew

J. Bickley

P. Hall

Mairi Ryan

D. M. Blake

W. A. C. Halliwell

Jill Shields

M. Bolster

V. Harris

D. G. Simon

Kilian Bourke

J. D. Hayward

A. M. D. Skinner

K. Boyle

Richard Higginson

P. M. Sorgo

Jane Brooks

P. M. Houghton

David Spiegelhalter

Andrew Brown

John Hursey

Sharath Srinivasan

M. R. Brown

H. Iqbal

Crispin Taylor

Catherine Bull

T. Jafri

Ann Thompson

Woody Caan

S. James

Michael Traynor

Daniel Carter

Charles Jones

M. Treherne

Nicholas Clews

A. Keefe

V. Treherne

H. L. Clucas

Jason J. A. King

S. G. Tunnicliffe Wilson

Clare Copeman

J. A. C. Knight

Peter Varey

F. O. H. Coulson

Carol Anne Lall

T. J. C. Ward

P. D. Strachan Cowie

C. J. Leonardi

David Wheeler

A. P. Cracknell

C. J. T. Lewis

Gerard B. Wilcox

Victoria Cribb

L. P. M. Lloyd-Evans

Stephen W. Williamson

J. Davy

M. V. Lucas-Smith

Nicholas Wood

Roger Down

Alasdair Mcclenahan

Emma Yap

C. Downham

N. E. Mclean

John Youngman

J. M. Eades

Jenny Mander

A. M. Zalin

N. W. Eades

Roger W. Marcuson

M. Zaman

Carole E. Eason

T. A. G. Marcuson

F. R. Edgar

Michael Sachs Morris

Nominators of Mr Brian Blessed:

P. Adsley

S. J. Kimberley

D. Rees

M. Armstrong

Mikey Lear

C. Rogers

M. A. Azeem

T. J. R. Macdonald

Keir A. Sheils

Ian Ball

S. H. Mansfield

C. Smith

G. David Blunt

A. M. Mansfield

Robert Sparkes

Martin Bonner

Laurie J. Marks

Jonathan Sturgeon

N. Booth

V. C. May

Seth Alexander Thévoz

Alex Brett

Gary Mcdowell

Gwawr Thomas

Antony Burnham

Stuart Moore

A. J. Thompson Hoskins

A. S. Corio

E. L. Murphy

C. D. Thompson-Walsh

C. M. Crowe

Rupert Myers

M. Thomson

S. D. J. Crowe

N. Myler

Kenrick Turner

James Dibb-Simkin

M. Neky

H. P. Vann

M. G. W. Evans

Louisa Nye

M. C. Vernon

S. A. Frankland

B. Parker

George Walkden

Z. R. Hayward

Stephen Parkinson

A. Welch

A. H. M. Hughes

L. E. Pearce

Jane Williams

W. J. L. Irwin

N. R. Plummer

Guy Willis

Richard Johnson

Paul Powlesland

W. R. Wykeham

Joe Jordan

N. W. Price

Ben Wynne

Peter Kay

Ben Rawlings

K. Yearsley

Nominators of Mr Michael Mansfield:

D. A. Ainscough

N. G. Hammond

Catherine Packham

Andrew C. Aitchison

Nicholas Harrison

I. K. Patterson

James K. Aitken

Ronald S. Haynes

N. J. R. Pattison

L. Ashe

David Hillman

Barbara Placido

Mete Atature

E. W. Holberton

A. E. Pogonowski

Hilary Bagshaw

Robin Holloway

J. H. Prynne

Tarak Barkawi

S. Houghton-Walker

Ben Ramm

M. B. Beckles

M. Hrebeniak

Alastair Read

Gwynneth Bell

E. L. Hunter

Michael Rice

Deborah Bowman

Michael Hurley

R. J. E. Riley

Elizabeth Boyle

Anne Jackson

Matteo Rizzo

Nuzhat Bukhari

Mary L. Jacobus

Ian Roberts

E Butterworth

S. P. Jarvis

M. S. Rodrigues Alves De Magalhães

J. Chamarette

Kate M. Jeary

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

J. Chisholm

Henri Johnston

Yvonne Salmon

U. Cilingir

Tom Jones

J. Scott-Warren

J. C. Cook

Mary Kendall

A. Stewart-Wallace

S. K. Crangle

Simon Keynes

E. Strietman

Devon Curtis

A. King

K. M. Sutherland

Mark R. Darlow

Lawrence King

S. R. S. Szreter

Hugh Davies

L. A. Kirkley

Trudi Tate

Peter De Bolla

S. D. Ladkin

N. Taylor

N. R. M. De Lange

M. R. Laven

David Trotter

I. N. Divanna

A. N. Ledgeway

S. G. Tunnicliffe Wilson

Elizabeth Eger

M. Leggatt

Kate Tunstall

B. Etherington

Marsha Levine

L. M. Uren

Georgina Evans

M. M. G. Lisboa

Isobel Urquhart

R. W. Farndale

R. Love

M. A. Vaughan

A. Fauverge

Raphael Lyne

A. C. Vine

L. J. Flynn

I. W. Mackey

Jake Wadham

C. Gagne

William Mcevoy

A. Wagner

S. Garrigan

L. C. Mcmahon

C. G. Warnes

Simon J. Gathercole

Shona Mcneil Watson

L. A. Waters

V. A. C. Gatrell

Torsten Meissner

Ruth Watson

Loraine Gelsthorpe

Subha Mukherji

J. L. Watumull

M. S. Golding

Kamal Munir

D. Whitley

Priyamvada Gopal

John Naughton

Nicolette Zeeman

R. Gordon

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Andrew Zurcher

M. J. Gwiazda

D. S. Nowell-Smith

Election to the Chancellorship ­– closure of Senate-House Yard, 14 and 15 October 2011: Notice

The Returning Officer appointed for the election gives notice that only members of the Senate attending in order to vote and persons specially authorized by the Returning Officer will be allowed access to the Yard through the South-East Gate on these two days. Access to the University Offices for staff and visitors will be via Trinity Lane and access for the Combination Room only will be via Senate-House Passage and the North Gate.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, 2011, 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

26 September 2011

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

(a)a generous benefaction of £4m, pledged under the Gift Aid Scheme, from an anonymous donor to establish a fund, to be called the Keynes Fund for Applied Economics, for the promotion of innovative research and teaching that will help meet the need for practical solutions to economic problems

(b)a benefaction of £23,500 from the trustees of the Max Perutz Fund out of donations made at the time of the retirement from his post at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Dr Fred Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS. The benefaction is in recognition of the many years that Dr Sanger was associated with the Department of Biochemistry. The donations are to support attendance at conferences by young scientists.

The Council are submitting Graces to the Regent House (Graces 2 and 3, pp. 17–18) for the approval of regulations to govern the benefactions.

Sir Robert Rede’s Lecture: Notice

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the 2012 Rede Lecture will be delivered by Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, CAI, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority. Lord Turner will lecture in the Senate-House at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday,16 February 2012. Senior members of the University attending the Lecture should wear gowns. Further details will be announced later.

Election to the Council: Notice

26 September 2011

Bye-election of a member in class (a) (Heads of Colleges)

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that an election is to be held of one person to serve as a member of the Council in class (a) (Heads of Colleges) until 31 December 2012, in place of the Master of Trinity Hall, who has resigned with effect from 30 September 2011.

The Council is the principal executive and policy-making body of the University. It has general responsibility for the administration of the University, for defining its mission, for the planning of its work, and for the management of its resources. The responsibilities of the Council mean that the members of the Council are the Charity trustees of the University, as defined in the Charities Act 1993. In other words, the members of the Council are the persons having the general control and management of the administration of the Charity. The Council deals with relations between the University and the Colleges, and conducts negotiations with outside bodies on many matters (other than those relating directly to the educational and research programmes of the University which are dealt with on its behalf by the General Board of the Faculties). It is responsible for the appointment or nomination of certain members of internal and external bodies, and for many student matters (excluding the selection of entrants, which is a College concern). Further information about the Council is available to members of the University on the Council website (

In order to be eligible, a candidate for election must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to be received not later than noon on Friday, 14 October 2011. The paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and specifying the class in which he or she is nominated, and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. The candidate is also required to provide a statement of her or his curriculum vitae by the same date (see below). No one may be nominated for election in more than one class. The Council has agreed to make known its view that two periods of four years should normally be regarded as the maximum length of continuous service for elected members.

The Vice-Chancellor would be obliged if nominations could be delivered to the Registrary in the Old Schools during office hours. Envelopes should be clearly marked as Nomination papers. Nomination papers may also be faxed to 01223 332332 or scanned (showing signatures) and sent by email to Nominations will be published on the Senate-House Noticeboard as they are received; the complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 19 October.

In accordance with the regulations governing the election (Statutes and Ordinances, 2011, p. 114), each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than noon on Friday, 14 October, 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:

the candidate’s present position in the University

previous posts held, whether in Cambridge or in other universities or outside the university system, with dates

a note of the candidate’s particular interests within the field of University business.

The election will be conducted by postal ballot, under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Voting papers will be distributed, together with the statements provided by candidates, on or before Monday, 24 October 2011. The last date for the return of voting papers will be Thursday, 3 November 2011.

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed the Administrative Secretary as Deputy Returning Officer.

Review of Cambridge Enterprise: Notice

1 August 2011

The Council, at its meeting on 18 July, received the report of the committee undertaking a review of Cambridge Enterprise (see Reporter, 2010–11, p. 169) and the comments of the Finance Committee on the report and its recommendations. It has agreed that the report, together with the Finance Committee’s comments, should be published on the Council website for the information of the University (, go to the ‘related documents’ box).

The Council wishes to record its recognition and appreciation of the achievements of Cambridge Enterprise, under the leadership of Ms Willey, over the past five years.

University Combination Room: Notice

The Committee of the University Combination Room gives notice that the Combination Room will re-open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 3 October 2011, for the use of current members and retired members of the Regent House. Visiting academics may also be authorized to have access to the Combination Room, on nomination by their College or Department. The Combination Room will be open from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information about how to access the Combination Room is available at

Notice by the Editor of the Reporter

The Cambridge University Reporter appears each Wednesday during Term. Special Numbers are also published from time to time.


Notices for publication in the Reporter should be sent to the Editor, Cambridge University Reporter, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN (tel. 01223 332305, fax 01223 332332, email Copy, preferably in electronic form, should be sent as early as possible in the week before publication; short notices will be accepted up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday for publication the following Wednesday. Inclusion is subject to availability of space.


In response to the Data Protection Act 1998, certain material published in the online Reporter ( will be restricted to those with internet access on the University of Cambridge network (i.e. the ‘’ domain).

Lecture-list 2011–12: Notice

The lecture-list for 2011–12 is now available at Courses are listed by Faculty, with drop-down boxes for each course providing either a link to a departmental website where the relevant timetable can be accessed, or a calendar version of the timetable which can be viewed either as a report or as a weekly timetable.

Please note that there will no longer be a Special Reporter issue dedicated to this information.