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No 6524

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Vol cxlix No 6

pp. 86–104



1 November, Thursday. All Saints’ Day. Scarlet Day.

4 November, Sunday. Commemoration of Benefactors. Scarlet Day. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., The Rev. Prof. J. M. Brown, G, Emerita Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth in the University of Oxford (Lady Margaret’s Preacher).

6 November, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. (see below).

9 November, Friday. Michaelmas Term divides.

Discussions (Tuesdays at 2 p.m.)

Congregations (Saturdays unless otherwise stated)

6 November

24 November, at 2 p.m.

20 November

4 December

Discussion on Tuesday, 6 November 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, 6 November 2018 at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1.Report of the Council, dated 15 October 2018, on the use of external finance in accordance with the authority granted by Grace 2 of 10 May 2018 (Reporter, 6522, 2018–19, p. 63).

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

Election of a member of the Council’s Finance Committee in class (b)

31 October 2018

A vacancy will arise on the Council’s Finance Committee for a member of the Regent House, elected by representatives of the Colleges, to serve for three years from 1 January 2019.

The election is conducted in accordance with the Single Transferable Vote regulations. Voting is by postal ballot.

Nominations should be made in writing to the Head of the Registrary’s Office, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, and must include a statement by the person nominated that he or she is willing to serve on the Finance Committee. Nominations and statements should be made by 12 noon on Wednesday, 14 November 2018. Nominations should be supported by the signatures of two members of the Regent House.

If a ballot is necessary, papers will be dispatched by Monday, 26 November 2018, for return by 12 noon on Friday, 7 December 2018.

Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee met on 14 September 2018 to consider a charge brought by the University Advocate against a student member of the University. The Committee consisted of: Mr L. Kosmin (Chair), Dr M. Jones, DAR, Professor C. Barnard, T, Professor I. Hutchings, JN, and Ms N. Blanning, JN. Ms S. d’Ambrumenil, EM, acted as Secretary to the Committee, with Ms G. Parker, R, assisting. On the application of the student concerned, the Committee consisted of senior members only and sat in private.

The student was charged with two counts contrary to Regulation 7 of the General Regulations for Discipline: possession of unauthorized material, and use of unauthorized material during an examination for an undergraduate course. The student submitted a not guilty plea to both counts. The University Advocate outlined the circumstances of the case and the student’s representative addressed the Committee on procedural matters and the merits of the case.

The Committee considered the case and found that one count contrary to Regulation 7, possession of unauthorized material during an examination, was proved beyond reasonable doubt. The Committee found the student not guilty of one count contrary to Regulation 7, use of unauthorized material during an examination.

The University Advocate and the student’s representative made submissions in relation to penalty and mitigation.

In relation to penalty, the Committee considered the points of mitigation, including the student’s personal circumstances. Taking all factors into account, the Committee determined that, in accordance with Special Ordinance D (ii) 3, the student have their mark for the relevant paper reduced to a pass mark. The Committee noted that this penalty would have no impact on the classification that the student was awarded.