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No 6318

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Vol cxliv No 1

pp. 1–15



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

8 October, Tuesday. Full Term begins. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below).

Discussions at 2 p.m.


8 October

1 October, Tuesday at 9.30 a.m.

22 October

26 October, Saturday at 11 a.m.

5 November

30 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

19 November

3 December

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, 2012, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 8 October 2013, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Second-stage Report of the Council, dated 12 July 2013, on the alteration and refurbishment of the Arup Building on the New Museums site (Reporter, 6316, 2012–13, p. 751).

2. Report of the General Board, dated 10 July 2013, on the establishment of two Professorships in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Reporter, 6316, 2012–13, p. 753).

3. Eighteenth Report of the Board of Scrutiny, dated 5 July 2013 (Reporter, 6316, 2012–13, p. 753).

Notice of benefactions

23 September 2013

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude the following benefactions, of which both the capital and the income may be used:

(i)benefactions totalling $160,000 from Citi Foundation to support the University Applicants’ Mathematical Skills Development Programme run by the Millennium Mathematics Project;

(ii)a benefaction of £129,000 from Mr Jaan Tallinn, payable over three years, to support the administrative and research costs of a Centre for the Study of Existential Risk within the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;

(iii)a benefaction of £100,000 from YouGov plc, to be paid in two annual instalments, to support the YouGov-Cambridge Programme of Public Opinion Research in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Bye-election of a student member of the General Board

16 September 2013

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that, in the bye-election held from Friday, 13 September to Sunday, 15 September 2013, the following person was elected to be a student member of the General Board in class (d)(i) (one student elected by and from among all undergraduate students in the University):

Wagenaar, Henk-Jaap, PET

Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

The Council wishes to make an appointment to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education from 1 October 2014, following the retirement from that office of Professor John Rallison on 30 September 2014.

The role of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors is to take forward strategy and policy development and to support the Vice-Chancellor in providing institutional leadership to the University, particularly in their area of responsibility. The Pro-Vice-Chancellors are led as a team by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Young. The Pro-Vice-Chancellors work closely with the Heads of Schools and senior professional administrators.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) will be appointed by the Council, after consultation with the General Board, for a period of three years from 1 October 2014. The Council will be advised by a Nominating Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and with the following members: Dr David Good, Professor Frank Kelly, and Professor Shirley Pearce (members of the Council) and Professor Martin Daunton and Professor Rob Kennicutt (members of the General Board). The Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Young, attends meetings of the Nominating Committee.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor will be appointed at 80% of full time on secondment for three years in the first instance. There is the possibility of reappointment to a maximum tenure of six years. The stipend payable is point 87 of the single salary spine, currently £114,629 (as at 1 August 2012), pro rata.

The Nominating Committee welcomes expressions of interest by and suggestions of suitable persons who hold a senior post in the University or a College with extensive experience in higher education and a demonstrable interest and current engagement in educational matters within the University or a College. Applications, expressions of interest, and suggestions of suitable persons who might be approached should be made to the Registrary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, from whom a fuller description of the role may also be requested. Applications must be received by the Registrary by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 October 2013.

Christmas and New Year closing

University Offices

The Council has authorized the closure of the University Offices from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 December 2013, until 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, 2 January 2014. The University Messenger Service will not operate during the period of closure.

Retrospectivity concerning the LL.M. Degree

Congregation of the Regent House on Saturday, 20 July 2013