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No 6373

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Vol cxlv No 17

pp. 337–367



1 February, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Janet Scott, MUR, HH, and HO, sometime Head of Religious Studies and Director of Studies in Religious Studies and Education at Homerton College, of the Religious Society of Friends.

13 February, Friday. Lent Term divides.

17 Feburary, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House.

21 February, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


17 February

21 February, Saturday at 2 p.m.

3 March

21 March, Saturday at 11 a.m.

17 March

28 March, Saturday at 11 a.m.

Discussion on Tuesday, 3 February 2015: Cancellation

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the Discussion announced for Tuesday, 3 February 2015 will not take place as there are no Reports ready for discussion.

The Reports published in this issue (p. 346 and p. 348) will be discussed on 17 February 2015.

Withdrawal of Grace 4 of the Regent House of 14 January 2015

22 January 2015

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that, under the provisions of Regulation 6 of the regulations for Graces and Congregations of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 111), he has withdrawn Grace 4 of the Graces submitted to the Regent House on 14 January 2015 (Reporter, 6371, 2014–15, p. 322) concerning the Ver Heyden de Lancey Fund for further consideration.

Council and Board of Scrutiny: Notice of a Bye-election

26 January 2015

Further to the Notice dated 17 December 2014 (Reporter, 6370, 2014–15, p. 299), as no nominations were received by the deadline for nominations, the following provides information on the arrangements for further bye-elections to fill one vacancy on the Council in class (c) and two vacancies on the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii) which, subject to the approval of a Grace, will be run to the same timetable as set out below.


The Vice-Chancellor gives notice of an election of a member of the Council in class (c) (member of the Regent House) to serve with immediate effect until 31 December 2018 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 65).

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 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 can be found in Statute A IV and is available to members of the University on the Council website ( and questions about its work can be addressed to the Registrary by emailing

Board of Scrutiny

Regulation 2 for the Election of Members of the Board of Scrutiny (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 121) provides that, if at any election insufficient nominations are received to fill the vacant places in classes (c)(i) or (c)(ii), the Council shall appoint as many members as may be necessary. No person having been nominated in the election for two members of the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii) (members of the Regent House), the Council was asked to make appointments to the vacancies, to serve with immediate effect until 30 September 2017. At a meeting on 19 January 2015, the Council agreed instead to re-open nominations. The Council is therefore publishing a Grace to enable an election to be held, notwithstanding Regulation 2 (Grace 1, p. 356). If the Grace is approved, nominations will re-open and a ballot may be held in accordance with the timetable published below.

The Board of Scrutiny scrutinizes on behalf of the Regent House the Annual Report of the Council, the abstract of the accounts of the University, the allocations Report of the Council required by Statute F I 1(b), and any other Report of the Council proposing allocations from the Chest. Further information about the Board of Scrutiny can be found in Statute A VII, on the Board’s website (, and obtained from the Chair of the Board, Dr Mike Franklin (email

Under the provisions of Statute A VII 4 no person may be a member of the Board of Scrutiny who is a member of the Council, the General Board, or the Finance Committee of the Council, or who holds any of the University offices of Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University Advocate, Deputy University Advocate, Registrary, Assistant Registrary, or Secretary of a School. The Ordinances for the Board (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 121) further exclude Directors and Deputy Directors in the University Offices (Unified Administrative Service) and Assistant Treasurers.

Nominations and election timetable

The nomination and ballot timetable for the elections is governed by Regulations 1–7 and 15 of the regulations for the Election of Members of the Council (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 118).

In order to be eligible, a candidate must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to reach him not later than 12 noon on Monday, 9 February 2015. The paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. The candidate should also submit a curriculum vitae by the same date (see below).

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 as they are received. The complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 11 February 2015.

Each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than 12 noon on Monday, 9 February 2015, 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.

If there is an election, it will be conducted by ballot under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Online voting will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, 20 February 2015 and close at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 March 2015. Hard-copy voting papers will be distributed not later than Friday, 20 February 2015 to those who have opted before 12 December 2014 to continue to receive them; the last date for the return of voting papers will be 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 March 2015.

Joint Report of the Council and the General Board on revisions to the arrangements for the contribution-based review of Professorial pay: Notice in response to Discussion remarks

26 January 2015

The Council has referred the comments on the above Report (Reporter, 6366, 2014–15, p. 182) made at the Discussion on 9 December 2014 (Reporter, 6370, 2014–15, p. 315) to the General Board, which has responded as follows.

The General Board notes Professor Evans’s commentary on the history of the Professorial pay review. The above Report sets out in paragraph 3 the relatively minor changes to the procedure that are proposed, namely to transfer the responsibility for the review of applications from Professors in Band 2, for both within band increments and progressions to Band 3 or above, to the School-level Committees, which already consider applications from Professors in Band 1. If the changes to the procedure are approved, the School-level Committees will, as part of the biennial review, make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee with regard to the Band 2 applications, but the latter will continue to make the final decisions on those applications.

The Council is submitting a Grace (Grace 2, p. 356) for the approval of the Report’s recommendations.

Accounts of the Colleges

The Registrary has received the accounts of the Colleges for the year 2013–14. The accounts are available to view on the individual College websites as follows:

Christ’s College 2013-14 v08 - FINAL_2.pdf

Churchill College

Clare College

Clare Hall

Corpus Christi College

Darwin College

Downing College

Emmanuel College

Fitzwilliam College

Girton College

Gonville and Caius College 2013-14.pdf

Homerton College College 2013-14 statutory accounts.pdf

Hughes Hall

Jesus College

King’s College

Lucy Cavendish College

Magdalene College

Murray Edwards College

Newnham College College Signed FS 2013-14.pdf

Pembroke College


Queens’ College

Robinson College Accounts for signing.pdf

St Catharine’s College 2014.pdf.pdf

St Edmund’s College Accounts.pdf

St John’s College

Selwyn College 2014_Final.pdf

Sidney Sussex College

Trinity College Bursars Office/wwsahwsi/College Accounts/accounts2014.pdf

Trinity Hall Trinity Hall Accounts (Final).pdf

Wolfson College