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No 6484

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Vol cxlviii No 8

pp. 106–114



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

25 November, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2 p.m.

29 November, Wednesday. End of third quarter of Michaelmas Term.

1 December, Friday. Full Term ends.

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


21 November

25 November, Saturday at 2 p.m.

5 December

Discussion on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 105) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1.Report of the General Board, dated 1 November 2017, on the establishment of an MRC Professorship of Cognitive Brain Sciences (Reporter, 6483, 2017–18, p. 103).

Further information on Discussions, including details on format and attendance, is provided at

Election to the Board of Scrutiny

10 November 2017

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received the following nominations, in accordance with Statute A VII 3, for election to the Board of Scrutiny in the following classes, and that it has been certified to him that the candidates have consented to be nominated:


Nominated by:

Class (c)(i) (one person who has been a member of the Regent House for not more than ten years on 1 October 2018)

Dr Richard Michael Mortier, CHR

Dr D. R. Thomas, PET, and Mr M. A. Scott, TH

Ms Edna Helen Murphy, ED

Mr G. Chesterman, ED, and Mr T. N. Milner, DAR

Class (c)(ii) (two members of the Regent House)

Mr Graham Peter Allen, W

Professor J. Clarke, President of Wolfson College, and Professor R. L. Hunter, T

Professor Martin Kenneth Jones, DAR

Mr M. S. Edwards, DAR, and Mr T. N. Milner, DAR

No other candidates having been nominated in class (c)(ii), the Vice-Chancellor declares that Mr Allen and Professor Jones are elected to the Board of Scrutiny with immediate effect until 30 September 2021.*

It is necessary to hold an election to select one from among the two candidates in class (c)(i). The person elected will serve with immediate effect until 30 September 2021.* The election will be conducted by ballot under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Online voting will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 20 November 2017 and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Those on the Roll of the Regent House1 will receive an email alert shortly after voting opens. Further information on this vote, including the personal statements of candidates and a link to the voting portal (once open), is available on the University governance website at Hard-copy voting papers and supporting materials will be distributed not later than Monday, 20 November 2017 to those who opted by 2 November 2017 to vote on paper; the last date for the return of voting papers will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November 2017.


  • *The term of office was incorrect when originally published; this was corrected on 7 March 2018.

Amending Statutes for Christ’s College

13 November 2017

The Vice-Chancellor begs leave to refer to his Notice of 11 October 2017 (Reporter, 6480, 2017–18, p. 48), concerning proposed amending Statutes for Christ’s College. 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 13 November 2018.

Dates of Discussions, 2018–19

13 November 2017

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that Discussions will be held on the following days in the 2018–19 academical year:

Michaelmas Term 2018

Lent Term 2019

Easter Term 2019

Long Vacation 2019

  9 October

22 January

30 April

9 July

23 October

   5 February

14 May

  6 November

19 February

28 May

20 November

5 March

11 June

  4 December

19 March

Christmas and New Year closing: University offices

13 November 2017

The Council has authorized the closure of the University Offices from 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 December 2017, until 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. The University Messenger Service will not operate during the period of closure.

Discussion of a topic of concern to the University: the University’s investments

15 November 2017

The Registrary gives notice that she has received a request for the discussion of the University’s investments, as a topic of concern to the University.

The request is supported by the following members of the Regent House:

C. Brassett

W. T. Gowers

R. G. Macfarlane

B. J. Burchell

N. S. M. Guyatt

C. G. Sandbrook

J. L. Caddick

A. J. Kabla

J. E. Scott-Warren

D. E. A. Curtis

S. R. Kell

J. F. W. Weitzdörfer

P. Dominiak

J. A. Langley

R. M. Wilson

K. L. Dow

M. R. Laven

C. J. B. Ford

C. L. Lemanski

The Council has agreed that this topic will be included among the matters for consideration at the Discussion on 5 December 2017. The Vice-Chancellor has agreed that this Discussion will be open to all students in the University and to all employees of the University and Colleges, who will be entitled to attend and to speak on this topic, time permitting, in addition to those already so entitled.

Consultation on new academic career pathway model

One of the objectives of the University’s People Strategy1 is to provide structured routes to career progression for both academic and professional careers. As part of that work, proposals for a new academic career pathway model are being developed. Comments are invited on that model, aligned to academic titles, to replace the current Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) scheme and align induction and probation arrangements to the new scheme. Further information on the proposals is available at Comments should be sent by email to by 8 December 2017.