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No 6344

Thursday 24 April 2014

Vol cxliv No 27

pp. 457–494



26 April, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m. (see p. 479).

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

4 May, Sunday. End of first quarter of Easter Term. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., The Very Reverend Dr F. E. F. Ward, JE, Dean of St Edmundsbury.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


29 April

26 April, Saturday at 11 a.m.

13 May

17 May, Saturday at 10 a.m.

27 May

18 June, Wednesday at 2.45 p.m. (Honorary Degrees)

10 June

25 June, Wednesday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

8 July

26 June, Thursday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

27 June, Friday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

28 June, Saturday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

19 July, Saturday at 10 a.m.

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 103) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 29 April 2014, at 2 p.m. for the discussion of:

1. Report of the Council, dated 17 March 2014, on the governance and management arrangements for sport within the University (Reporter, 6343, 2013–14, p. 452).

The six Reports published in this issue (pp. 465–73) will be discussed on Tuesday, 13 May 2014.

Notice of benefactions

14 April 2014

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)a benefaction of £521,000 from Oxford Healthcare Solutions Limited to support an existing established Lectureship in Data Analytics in the Department of Chemistry for five years from 1 June 2014, during which period it will be titled the OHS Lectureship in Data Analytics;

(ii)a benefaction of £26,515 from the Horne Family Charitable Foundation to support the research of Professor Alastair Compston, Head of the Neurology Unit in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, bringing to a total of £101,320 the Foundation’s support for Professor Compston’s research to date.

Congregation of the Regent House for Honorary Degrees on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

21 April 2014

The Vice-Chancellor reminds members of the University that a Congregation will take place on Wednesday, 18 June 2014, at 2.45 p.m., at which the Chancellor will preside and is expecting to admit the following persons to titular degrees, which were approved by the Regent House at a Congregation on 22 February 2014:

Doctor of Law

Justice Albie Sachs

Lawyer, academic, and campaigner for human rights, a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, 1994–2009, recipient of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Annual Award 2012

Doctor of Science

Dr Catherine Cesarsky

Astronomer, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) and formerly Director General of the European Southern Observatory and President of the International Astronomical Union

Dr Yusuf Hamied

Pharmaceutical chemist and philanthropist, Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, Chairman of Cipla Limited, recipient of the Padma Bhushan

Professor Dan McKenzie

Geophysicist, Fellow of King’s College and Royal Society Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus, recipient of the Copley Medal of the Royal Society

Professor The Lord Rees

Cosmologist and astrophysicist, Fellow and formerly Master of Trinity College, Honorary Fellow of King’s, Jesus, and Darwin Colleges, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics Emeritus, Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society

Doctor of Letters

Dame Zaha Hadid

Architect, Royal Academician, winner of the Pritzker and Stirling Prizes

Sir Ian McKellen

Actor and director, Honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, recipient of numerous theatrical awards

Doctor of Music

Dame Mitsuko Uchida

Pianist, Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival, recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society


Ticket-holders who are not processing will need to be in their places in the Senate-House not later than 2.30 p.m. The Congregation is expected to end at about 3.40 p.m.


There will be a Garden Party after the Congregation for all those attending. It will be held on the lawn in Senate-House Yard and refreshments will be served. There will be a marquee to provide cover.


Members of the University attending the Congregation are required by regulation to wear academical dress, although by custom others attending do not. Wednesday, 18 June 2014 will be a ‘scarlet day’, and so Doctors in the several Faculties are requested to wear their festal gowns. Graduates are requested to wear hoods at this Congregation. 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, the Orator, and the graduands) 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.


Admission to the Senate-House and Yard will be strictly by ticket only and entry to the Yard on this occasion will be by the South-East Gate, from King’s Parade.

All members and all staff (including retired staff) of the University and the Colleges are invited to apply for tickets to attend the Congregation and Garden Party. In order to allow for the widest possible participation, applications for guest tickets will not be accepted.

Applications for tickets must be made either by letter or by email and cannot be made in person or by telephone. All applicants must give a postal address and state their University and/or College affiliation. Requests for tickets should be sent to Honorary Degrees, The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN or by email (

The deadline for applications this year is Friday, 23 May. If demand exceeds capacity, tickets will be allocated by ballot and all applications received by the deadline will be included in the ballot. Applicants who subsequently discover that they cannot attend are asked to inform the Vice-Chancellor’s Office as soon as possible and to return any ticket issued to them. Tickets will be issued to named individuals and are not transferable.

Successful applicants are expected to receive their tickets by the week beginning 9 June and further details of the arrangements for the day will be included on the tickets. Unsuccessful applications will not be acknowledged.


Provided that the weather allows, a procession will form up in the Schools Arcade at 2.25 p.m. Those in the classes specified below who wish to process are asked to state this clearly in their application for a ticket. Only holders of Cambridge Professorial Chairs or Cambridge Higher Doctorates, i.e. D.D., LL.D., M.D. (if conferred before 2014), Med.Sc.D., Sc.D., Litt.D., and Mus.D. are eligible to process as Professors or Doctors.

Processional tickets will be issued up to the maximum number of seats available to seat the procession.

After consulting the Proctors in accordance with the relevant regulation, the Vice-Chancellor has prescribed the following order of processions prior to this Congregation:

The Vice-Marshal

Heads of Colleges

The Regius Professors of Divinity, Civil Law, Physic, Hebrew, Greek, History, Botany, and Engineering

Professors who are Doctors of Divinity, Law, Medicine (conferred before 2014), Medical Science, Science, Letters, or Music

Doctors of Divinity, Law, Medicine (conferred before 2014), Medical Science, Science, Letters, or Music

The Librarian

Other Professors and the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Members of the Council

The Pro-Proctors

A second procession will form as follows and proceed immediately after the first:

The Esquire Bedells

The Chancellor

The Chancellor’s Train-bearer

The University Marshal

The Orator     The Vice-Chancellor     The Registrary

The Proctors

(University Constables)

The High Steward

The Deputy High Steward

The Commissary

The Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The Honorary Graduands

The Deputy Proctors

The Pro-Proctor for Ceremonial

Examinations, 2014

14 April 2014

Because of the potential risk of industrial action that might result in a delay in the publication of lists of candidates who have satisfied the Examiners in particular examinations, the Council is submitting Graces to the Regent House to limit the extent of any such delay and to deal with associated matters (Graces 8–10, p. 478). The Council hopes that it will not be necessary to use the emergency powers conferred by these Graces, but it thinks it a reasonable precaution to ensure that such powers are available. Similar Graces were approved in 2011 (Graces 3–5 of 26 May 2011) on the last occasion when it was thought that University officers and other Examiners and Assessors might follow a policy of non-co-operation over examinations.