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No 6419

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Vol cxlvi No 24

pp. 419–428



19 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m. (see p. 427)

23 March, Wednesday. Last ordinary issue of the Reporter in Lent Term.

24 March, Thursday. Lent Term ends.

27 March, Sunday. Easter Day. Scarlet Day.

2 April, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m.

10 April, Sunday. Easter Term begins.

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

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

19 April, Tuesday. Full Term begins. Mere’s Commemoration. Sermon in St Bene’t’s Church. Preacher, The Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance, TD, FRSE, Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Pro-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, 11.45 a.m.

Notice of an additional Discussion on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

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, 12 April 2016, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Report of the General Board, dated 9 March 2016, on the establishment of certain Professorships (p. 425).

This is an additional date for Discussion that has been added to the schedule of meetings.

Amending Statutes for Trinity Hall

14 March 2016

The Vice-Chancellor begs leave to refer to his Notice of 18 December 2015 (Reporter, 6410, 2015–16, p. 303), concerning proposed amending Statutes for Trinity Hall. He hereby gives notice that in the opinion of the Council the proposed Statutes make no alteration of any Statute which affects the University, and do not require the consent of the University; that the interests of the University are not prejudiced by them, and that the Council has resolved to take no action upon them, provided that the Council will wish to reconsider the proposed Statutes if they have not been submitted to the Privy Council by 16 March 2017.

Notice of benefactions

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 £4m pledged under the Gift Aid Scheme from Cantab Capital Partners LLP to support the creation and operation of an Institute for the Mathematics of Information in the Faculty of Mathematics for five years, to include support for a Director, two Lecturers, up to eighteen Ph.D. studentships, three postdoctoral fellowships, and a distinguished visitor programme, which shall be known as the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information for that period;

(ii)a benefaction of £2.55m from Infinitus (China) Company Ltd, payable over five years, of which £2.05m is to support the creation and operation of a research centre in bio-imaging and molecular cell biology within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, which shall be known as the Cambridge-Infinitus Research Centre in recognition of the gift, and the remaining £500,000 to be applied towards the construction of the new building for the Department on the West Cambridge site (Reporter, 6294, 2012–13, p. 325);

(iii)benefactions totalling US$2.685m from the Arcadia Fund, both payable over five years, to support the evidence-based conservation work of the Conservation Evidence Programme (US$1.06m) and to provide studentships for the M.Phil. Degree programme in Conservation Leadership (US$1.625m; Reporter, 6269, 2011–12, p. 680) over the same period;

(iv)a philanthropic grant in the form of an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award of US$1.3m from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, payable over three years, which has been granted to Dr Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, to support research in resolving white matter dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease with novel biosensors, plus an additional US$12,000 in the first year and US$6,000 in each of the remaining two years to support travel costs to attend the Allen Distinguished Investigator Symposium;

(v)a benefaction of US$1m from Cambridge in America, following a donation from the CME Group Foundation, to support research into the development of online channels for alternative finance and an annual conference on alternative finance for five years from 2016 at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in the Judge Business School;

(vi)a benefaction from the Polonsky Foundation, payable over two years, to support a Digital Preservation Programme, to be run jointly by the University Library and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, with each partner receiving £499,982;

(vii)a benefaction of £430,000 from Sir Harvey McGrath, payable over two years, to support the running costs of the Judge Business School’s Social Incubator East programme over the same period;

(viii)a benefaction of US$240,000 from Google Inc. to support four students who have been awarded Google Europe Fellowships (Thang Bui in the Department of Engineering, and Ionel Gog, Felix Hill, and Flora Ponjou-Tasse in the Computer Laboratory);

(ix)a benefaction of £210,000 from ARM Ltd to support the development of teaching resources in Design and Technology as part of the University’s Designing Our Tomorrow initiative to increase the uptake of STEM subjects in school by bringing authentic engineering practice into classrooms;

(x)an unrestricted bequest of £118,911 under the will of Dr Marjorie Ramsay to the University of Cambridge, which has been added to the University Chest;

(xi)a benefaction of a further £105,489 from Ms Claire Barnes to support an additional Claire Barnes Studentship in Zoology on a topic relevant to the biology and ecology of Asia (Reporter, 6356, 2013–14, p. 760);

(xii)an agreement between Cambridge in America and the McDonald Agape Foundation, to provide funding of up to £100,000 to the Faculty of Divinity over a period ending on 31 July 2018, to enable Professor Sarah Coakley to research and write a four-volume apologetic text on Christian systematic theology;

(xiii)a benefaction of £98,000 from the Women’s Foundation, payable over three years, to provide three studentships (one each year) to candidates for the M.Phil. Degree in Gender Studies who have graduated or are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree from a university in Hong Kong;

(xiv)a benefaction of £81,928 from Dr Ronald Leslie Zimmern, payable over four years, to support a Ph.D. student at the UK/EU rate studying philosophical questions relating to risk and epidemiology in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science;

(xv)a benefaction of a collection of books on the liberation of France during World War I from Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey to the University Library.

The Vice-Chancellor also gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude a bequest of £138,785 from the late Mrs Miriam Hoyle to the University for general research purposes. The Council has agreed that the bequest will be added to the Harry Bunning Fellowship Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 757).

Preachers before the University in 2016–17

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the following persons have been appointed in the manner prescribed by Ordinance to preach during the academical year 2016–17.

Michaelmas Term

16 October 2016

Professor Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society, and Human Flourishing, University of Roehampton

 6 November 2016

The Reverend Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall (Lady Margaret’s Preacher at Commemoration of Benefactors)

Lent Term

29 January 2017

The Reverend Dr Susan Durber, formerly Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge, Minister of the United Reformed Church, Moderator of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, and Theology Adviser to Christian Aid

26 February 2017

The Reverend Professor Ben Quash, formerly Fellow and Dean of Peterhouse and sometime Fellow and Chaplain of Fitzwilliam College, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, King’s College, London (Hulsean Preacher)

Easter Term

 7 May 2017

Ms Claire Foster-Gilbert, Founding Director of The Westminster Abbey Institute, formerly Lay Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral and co-founder of the St Paul’s Institute

 4 June 2017

Dr Belay Guta Olam, President, The Mekane Yesus Seminary, Addis Ababa (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.