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No 6302

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Vol cxliii No 25

pp. 411–435



23 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 10 a.m (see p. 434).

25 March, Monday. Lent Term ends.

31 March, Sunday. Easter Day. Scarlet Day.

17 April, Wednesday. Easter Term begins. First ordinary number of the Reporter in Easter Term.

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

Discussions at 2 p.m.


23 April

23 March, Saturday at 10 a.m.

30 April

27 April, Saturday at 11 a.m.

14 May

11 May, Saturday at 10 a.m.

28 May

Notice of an additional Discussion on Tuesday, 23 April 2013

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, 23 April 2013, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 18 March 2013, on IT infrastructure and support (p. 418).

2. Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 6 and 18 March 2013, on amendments to the pay and grading scheme for non-clinical staff implemented following the Second Joint Report of 25 July 2005 (p. 423).

3. Report of the Council, dated 18 March 2013, on the future of Management Committee of the University Health Services and its sub-groups (p. 431).

4. Report of the General Board, dated 6 February 2013, on the establishment of a Royal Society Research Professorship of Earth Sciences (p. 433).

5. Report of the General Board, dated 6 March 2013, on the re-establishment of a Professorship in the Sainsbury Laboratory (Reporter, 6301, 2012–13, p. 408).

6. Report of the General Board, dated 1 March 2013, on the establishment of a Readership in Number Theory (Reporter, 6301, 2012–13, p. 408).

This is an additional date for Discussion that has been added to the schedule of meetings. The Reports numbered 5 and 6 above have therefore been brought forward for inclusion in the Discussion on 23 April, instead of on 30 April 2013 as previously tabled (Reporter, 6301, 2012–13, p. 396).

Notice of a benefaction

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude a further benefaction of £3.4m from The Alborada Trust to support equine and farm animal science. In 2008, The Alborada Trust agreed to support the Alborada Professorship of Equine and Farm Animal Science for a period of ten years (Reporter, 6113, 2007–08, p. 890). This new benefaction, to be received in instalments over fifteen years, will be used to support the Professorship for a further ten years and will also fund a Lectureship in Epidemiology for fifteen years. The General Board have approved the extension of the naming of the Professorship until 30 September 2028.

Graces have been submitted (Graces 3 and 4 p. 433) to amend the regulations for the Fund and extend the naming of the Professorship.

Joint Report of the Council and General Board on IT infrastructure and support: Notice

The Council has agreed to call a ballot on the recommendations of the above Report (see p. 418). The proposed timetable for that ballot is set out below:

Tuesday 23 April


Wednesday 1 May

Response to remarks made in Discussion (if any), publication of the Grace and Notice of a Ballot

Friday 10 May, 4 p.m.

Deadline for amendments to the Grace

Friday 17 May, 1 p.m.

Deadline for flysheets

Thursday 30 May

Ballot papers distributed

Tuesday 11 June, 5 p.m.

Deadline for return of ballot papers

Wednesday 12 June

Result of ballot announced in the Reporter

Review of the governance and management arrangements for sport within the University: Notice

At its meeting on 26 November 2012, the Council accepted the recommendation from the Sports Syndicate and the Registrary that there was a need for an independent review of the Sports Syndicate and the Department of Physical Education.

The membership of the Review Committee is as follows:

Professor Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs – Chair

Mr Christopher Pratt, Bursar of Jesus College

Mr Keith Zimmerman, Director of Student Administration and Services in the University of Oxford

Dr Christina Skott, the Junior Proctor

Professor Shirley Pearce, External member of University Council and former Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University

Dr Bill Nolan, Senior Tutor at Robinson College

Mr John Walker, Representative of the Graduate Union

Mr Dom Weldon, Representative of CUSU

Mr Rob Needle, the Registrary’s Office – Secretary

The terms of reference for the review are as follows:

1. To consider the current governance and oversight arrangements for sport in the University and to make recommendations to the Council

2. To consider the current arrangements for the management and funding of sport in the University and to make recommendations to the Council

In considering the questions the Review Committee will also attempt to articulate an overall vision of the role of sport in the University.

Call for evidence

Any member of the University with observations that will assist the Review Committee should send them to the Sport Review Committee by email to, ideally by Friday 19 April 2013.

Evidence or views on any aspect of the review are welcome, but it would be of particular interest to the Committee if views could be submitted on:

• what should be the role of sport in the University of Cambridge?

• what should be the relationship between sport and the rest of the University?

• the role and membership of the Sports Syndicate;

• the relationship between the Sports Syndicate and the Physical Education Department;

• financial matters relating to the Sports Syndicate and sport more generally;

• access of staff and the wider Cambridge community to University sports facilities.

All submissions of evidence will be published along with the final report of the Committee.

Statute approved: Notice

14 March 2013

The Registrary has received notice from the Clerk at the Privy Council Office that Her Majesty the Queen, at a Council held on 13 March 2013, was pleased to approve an amendment of Statute U, VI (Grievance Procedures) which was submitted under the Common Seal of the University in accordance with Grace 1 of 18 July 2012 (Reporter, 2011–12; 6263, p. 552; 6276, p. 888).