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No 6380

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Vol cxlv No 24

pp. 426–432



21 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m (see p. 431).

25 March, Wednesday. Lent Term ends. Last ordinary number of the Reporter in the Lent Term.

28 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m.

5 April, Sunday. Scarlet Day.

10 April, Friday. Easter Term begins.

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

21 April, Tuesday. Full Term begins. Mere’s Commemoration. Sermon in Bene’t’s Church. Preacher, The Reverend Canon M. Pryce, CC, Bishop’s Adviser for Clergy Continuing Ministerial Education in the Diocese of Birmingham, 11.45 a.m.

Dates of Congregations, 2015–16 and 2016–17

16 March 2015

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice, in accordance with Special Ordinance A (i) 2, and the regulations for General Admission to Degrees, that Congregations will be held on the following days in the academical years 2015–16 and 2016–17.

Congregations of the Regent House (on Saturdays unless otherwise stated)


Michaelmas Term 2015

Lent Term 2016

Easter Term 2016

Long Vacation 2016

Full Term: 6 October – 4 December

Full Term: 12 January – 11 March

Full Term: 19 April – 10 June

1 October (Thursday), 9.30 a.m.1

23 January, 2 p.m.

23 April, 11 a.m.

16 July, 10 a.m.

24 October, 11 a.m.

20 February, 2 p.m.

14 May, 10 a.m.

28 November, 2 p.m.

19 March, 11 a.m.

15 June (Wednesday), 2.45 p.m. (Honorary Degrees)

2 April 11 a.m.

22 June (Wednesday), 10 a.m.2

23 June (Thursday), 10 a.m.2

24 June (Friday), 10 a.m.2

25 June, 10 a.m.2


Michaelmas Term 2016

Lent Term 2017

Easter Term 2017

Long Vacation 2017

Full Term: 4 October – 2 December

Full Term: 17 January – 17 March

Full Term: 25 April – 16 June

1 October, 9.30 a.m.1

28 January, 2 p.m.

29 April, 11 a.m.

22 July, 10 a.m.

22 October, 11 a.m.

25 February, 2 p.m.

20 May, 10 a.m.

26 November, 2 p.m.

25 March, 11 a.m.

21 June (Wednesday), 2.45 p.m. (Honorary Degrees)

1 April, 11 a.m.

28 June (Wednesday), 10 a.m.2

29 June (Thursday), 10 a.m.2

30 June (Friday), 10 a.m.2

1 July, 10 a.m.2


  • 1Vice-Chancellor’s Address followed by the Congregation for the election and admission of the Proctors.

  • 2General Admission (LL.M., M.Eng., M.Math., M.Sci., Vet.M.B., B.A., and B.Th. Degrees only).

Preachers before the University in 2015–16

16 March 2015

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the following persons have been appointed in the manner prescribed by Ordinance to preach during the academical year 2015–16.

Michaelmas Term

18 October 2015

The Reverend Professor Jeremy Begbie, of Wolfson College, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School, Duke University

1 November 2015

Professor Judith Lieu, Fellow of Robinson College, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity (Lady Margaret’s Preacher at Commemoration of Benefactors)

Lent Term

31 January 2016

The Reverend Lucy Winkett, of Selwyn College, Rector of St James’s, Piccadilly, London

14 February 2016

Professor Werner Jeanrond, Master of St Benet’s Hall, Oxford (Hulsean Preacher)

Easter Term

1 May 2016

Professor Robin Kirkpatrick, Fellow of Robinson College, Professor of Italian and English Literatures Emeritus

22 May 2016

The Right Reverend Dr Bill Musk, Area Bishop for North Africa and Rector of St George’s Anglican Church, Tunis (Ramsden Preacher)

University Sermons are delivered in Great St Mary’s, the University Church, at 11.15 a.m. on the Sundays stated. Members of the University are reminded that they should wear academical dress when attending University Sermons. All are welcome and those present are invited to take refreshments with the Preacher at Michaelhouse after each Sermon.

Appointment of members of the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii)

16 March 2015

Regulation 3 for the election of members of the Board of Scrutiny (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 121) provides that, if at an election insufficient nominations are received to fill all the places either in class (c)(i) or in class (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) in February 2015, the Council has appointed Dr Lydia Nicole Drumright and Mr Michael Kitson, CTH, to the Board with immediate effect until 30 September 2017.

Sale of the University Dental Practice

During 2012–13 and 2013–14, in the light of concerns about the financial position of the University Dental Practice and forthcoming changes in the nature of the NHS contract, the HR Committee, the University Health Services Management Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Senior Tutors’ Committee were asked to consider the future of the Practice. There was consensus amongst these bodies that the Practice should be sold, but that in making the sale the interests of students should reasonably be taken into account by arrangements with the Health Authority and by suitable arrangements with a third-party purchaser.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Affairs) convened a small group, on behalf of the Council, to consider the conclusions of the committees that had been consulted, and the matters that they had raised, and to make recommendations to the Council on the sale.

Under the terms of its current NHS contract, the Practice provides NHS treatment only to students at the University of Cambridge. However, the University has been given notice that the NHS contract will not be renewed under the same terms and therefore the Practice will be obliged to accept any patient who wishes to register at the Practice for NHS treatment, but with no corresponding increase in the number of NHS patients the Practice is able to accept.

The Council has accepted the recommendations of the group and gives notice of its intention to sell the University Dental Practice. In reaching this conclusion, the Council notes that there is sufficient availability of NHS places for students at other practices within the locality.

In consultation with the Senior Tutors’ Committee, arrangements are being put in place to ensure that students continue to have good access to affordable urgent dental treatment. Consultation with employees of the Practice will be undertaken as applicable under employment legislation. In making the sale, the Council wishes to ensure, as far as it is able, continuity of treatment to patients currently under the care of the Practice under its new ownership.