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No 6508

Thursday 31 May 2018

Vol cxlviii No 32

pp. 623–660



8 June, Friday. End of third quarter of Easter Term.

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

15 June, Friday. Full Term ends.

20 June, Wednesday. Congregation of the Regent House at 2.45 p.m. (Honorary Degrees).

Discussions (at 2 p.m.)


12 June

20 June, Wednesday at 2.45 p.m. (Honorary Degrees)

19 June

27 June, Wednesday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

26 June

28 June, Thursday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

10 July

29 June, Friday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

17 July

30 June, Saturday at 10 a.m. (General Admission)

20 July, Friday at 10 a.m.

21 July, Saturday at 10 a.m.

Discussion on Tuesday, 12 June 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, 12 June 2018 at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Topic of concern to the University: Grace 3 of 10 May 2018 (proposed University nursery building) (Reporter, 6507, 2017–18, p. 578).

2. Report of the Council, dated 21 May 2018, on the financial position and budget of the University, recommending allocations from the Chest for 2018–19 (p. 632).

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

Senate-House Yard and the University Combination Room: 20 June 2018

Both Senate-House Yard and the University Combination Room will be closed on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, on the occasion of the Honorary Degree Congregation. Access to the University Offices will be from Trinity Lane. Only those with admission tickets for the Congregation and other authorized persons will be allowed to enter the Yard during the closure.

Election to the Board of Scrutiny*

31 May 2018

The following Notice provides information about an election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Scrutiny.

The University is committed to a proactive approach to equality, which includes supporting and encouraging all under-represented groups, promoting an inclusive culture, and valuing diversity. Nominations from groups that are under-represented on the Board of Scrutiny are welcomed.

Board of Scrutiny

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice of an election to a casual vacancy on the Board of Scrutiny in class (c)(ii) (a member of the Regent House) under Statute A VII, following the decision of Dr Morfoot to step down. The person elected would serve from 1 October 2018* until 30 September 2019, the remainder of Dr Morfoot’s term.

The Board of Scrutiny consists of:

(a)the Proctors;

(b)the two Pro-Proctors nominated by the Colleges;

(c)eight members of the Regent House elected by the Regent House.

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 Statute further prohibits from membership holders of offices with primarily administrative duties designated by Ordinance: Directors and Deputy Directors in the Unified Administrative Service and Assistant Treasurers have been designated as such prohibited offices. A retiring member of the Board who has served for four or more consecutive years is not eligible to serve again as a member in class (c) until one year has elapsed after the end of her or his previous period of service.

If no nominations are received in accordance with the timetable below, the Council shall be asked whether it wishes to appoint a member to the vacant place or for another election to be held, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the regulations for the election of members of the Board (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 114).

Further information about the Board of Scrutiny can be found in the Statutes and Ordinances as noted above, on the Board’s website (, and obtained from Mr Tim Milner (email:, Chair of the Board.

Nomination procedure and election timetable

The nomination procedure and election timetable for the election is as follows.

In order to be eligible, a candidate for election must be nominated on a paper sent to the Vice-Chancellor at the Old Schools so as to be received not later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. The nomination paper must contain (a) a statement signed by two members of the Regent House, nominating the candidate for election and specifying the body and the class to which he or she is nominated, and (b) a statement signed by the candidate certifying that he or she consents to be so nominated. The candidate is also required to provide a statement of her or his 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. Documents which are submitted by fax to 01223 (3)32332 or scanned documents containing a signature or signatures sent to the Registrary at will also be accepted. Nominations will be published on the Senate-House Noticeboard as they are received; the complete list of nominations will be published in the Reporter on Wednesday, 13 June 2018.

In accordance with the regulations governing the elections (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 112), each person nominated for election is required to send to the Registrary, not later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 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;

the candidate’s reasons for standing for election, and the experience and skills they would bring to the role;

a note of the candidate’s particular interests within the field of University business.

If more than one nomination is received for the vacancy by the deadline, an election will be conducted by ballot under the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Online voting will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, 22 June 2018 and close at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 July 2018. Hard-copy voting papers and supporting materials will be distributed not later than Friday, 22 June 2018 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 Monday, 2 July 2018.


  • *1 June 2018: A correction has been made to this notice. The start date of the term of service was incorrectly stated and has been amended.


Dates of Congregations, 2018–19 and 2019–20

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 2018–19 and 2019–20.

(on Saturdays unless otherwise stated)


Michaelmas Term 2018

Lent Term 2019

Easter Term 2019

Long Vacation 2019

Full Term: 2 October – 30 November

Full Term: 15 January – 15 March

Full Term: 23 April – 14 June

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

26 January, 2 p.m.

27 April, 11 a.m.

19 July (Friday), 10 a.m.

20 October, 11 a.m.

23 February, 2 p.m.

18 May, 10 a.m.

20 July, 10 a.m.

24 November, 2 p.m.

23 March, 11 a.m.

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

30 March, 11 a.m.

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

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

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

29 June, 10 a.m.2


Michaelmas Term 2019

Lent Term 2020

Easter Term 2020

Long Vacation 2020

Full Term: 8 October – 6 December

Full Term: 14 January – 13 March

Full Term: 21 April –12 June

1 October (Tuesday), 9.30 a.m.1

25 January, 2 p.m.

25 April, 11 a.m.

17 July (Friday), 10 a.m.

26 October, 11 a.m.

22 February, 2 p.m.

16 May, 10 a.m.

18 July, 10 a.m.

30 November, 2 p.m.

21 March, 11 a.m.

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

28 March, 11 a.m.

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

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

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

27 June, 10 a.m.2


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

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

Consultation on student disciplinary procedure proposals: comments by 22 June 2018

A consultation on the proposed principles of a revised student discipline procedure has been initiated. Further information is available at: and responses from all members of the University (staff and students) are welcomed.