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No 6500

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Vol cxlviii No 24

pp. 456–464



24 March, Saturday. Congregation of the Regent House at 11 a.m (see p. 463).

25 March, Sunday. Lent Term ends.

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

1 April, Sunday. Easter day. Scarlet day.

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

17 April, Tuesday. Easter Term begins.

18 April, Wednesday. First ordinary issue of the Reporter in the Easter Term.

Discussion on Tuesday, 1 May 2018

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, 1 May 2018 at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Topic of concern to the University: Standard of proof applied in student disciplinary cases (Reporter, 2017–18, 6496, p. 396 and 6497, p. 413).

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

Notice of a benefaction

19 March 2018

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude a benefaction of £93,000 from Crausaz Wordsworth Ltd and £45,600 from an anonymous donor to support Crausaz Wordsworth Fellowships at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. After supporting the costs of the Fellowship in the first year, the balance of the funds will be added to the endowment of the Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 863) and will be governed by new regulations for the Fellowships (Grace 3, p. 462).

Proposed amendment to Grace 2 of 17 January 2018 (class-lists) for submission under Special Ordinance A (i) 5: Notice in response

19 March 2018

1. Further to the Council’s Notices dated 26 January 2018 and 28 February 2018 (Reporter, 2017–18, 6493, p. 356 and 6497, p. 412), the Council has now had the opportunity to review the proposed amendment to Grace 2 of 17 January 2018.

2. The Grace as originally submitted would, inter alia, allow students to opt out from the publication of their names in the class-lists as reproduced in the Reporter. Complete class-lists would, as recorded in paragraph (g) of the Notice published alongside the Grace (Reporter, 6491, 2017–18, p. 308), continue to be circulated confidentially to Departments and Colleges for their internal use.

3. The amendment would make the following main changes to the new arrangements put forward by the original Grace:

(i)the names of all those successful in examinations would be published in the Reporter in print and online, regardless of whether any of those individuals had chosen to opt out, with access to the online version being available at least to all those involved in teaching in the University or the Colleges;

(ii)the same information would be included in a copy of the Reporter deposited at the University Library, to which those with reading rights would have access if they attended in person.

4. The Council has considered the terms of the amendment and has concluded that compliance with the amendment as regards the act of publishing in the Reporter and making available at the University Library the names of all those successful in examinations (whether or not they have opted out) is – in data protection terms – unnecessary and unlawful. Further, the Council has reviewed whether it can put in place any practical measures to reduce the data protection risks whilst remaining true to the intentions of the amendment and has determined that this is not possible.

5. The Vice-Chancellor, having consulted with Council, has concluded that in his opinion the proposed amendment is in substance and effect incompatible with the main purpose of the original Grace (namely to ensure compliance with data protection laws), and, exercising his authority under Regulation 11(a) of the regulations for Graces and Congregations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 105), has ruled the amendment inadmissible.

6. The Vice-Chancellor’s ruling deems the proposers of the amendment to have requested a ballot on the original Grace. The ballot shall take place in accordance with the Single Transferable Vote regulations and voting will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, 27 April 2018 and close at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 May 2018.

In connection with the ballot, the Registrary will arrange for the circulation of any fly-sheet, signed in accordance with paragraphs 6 and 8 of the Council’s Notice on Discussions and Fly-sheets (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 110), which reaches her at the Old Schools by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. Fly-sheets may also be faxed to 01223 332332 or scanned (showing signatures) and sent by email to Fly-sheets must bear, in addition to the signatures, the names and initials (in block capitals) of the signatories.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

19 March 2018

The Council and the General Board have approved the University’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, published in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. The report can be found online on the Inclusive Cambridge webpages at and the figures can also be viewed on the Government’s gender pay gap viewing service at

Geological collections building: Naming approved

21 March 2018

The Advisory Committee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs has approved the naming of a new geological collections building for the Department of Earth Sciences (the construction of which was approved by Grace 5 of 19 July 2017) as the Colin Forbes Building. Dr Colin Forbes, who died in 2014, was a member of the academic staff of the Department of Earth Sciences until his retirement in 1983. This naming is in recognition of donations by Dr Forbes, including those to establish and enlarge the Forbes Fund (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 831) from which it has been agreed that £250k will be allocated to the costs of the construction of the building, and Dr Forbes’ contribution to the work of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.