Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
Statute A

Chapter III


1. The Regent House shall be the governing body of the University.

2. Any power of making, altering, or repealing Statutes which is assigned to the University by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923, or by any other Act of Parliament, shall be exercised by the Regent House.

3. The powers of enacting Ordinances and issuing Orders, except so far as such powers are assigned by Statute to any other authority, shall be exercised by the Regent House.

4. Whenever it is provided that an act or thing shall or may be done or determined by the University, it shall be done or determined by Grace of the Regent House unless it is expressly stated that it is to be done or determined otherwise, provided that the Regent House may delegate to the Council or to another body authority to act on its behalf in such matters as it may from time to time determine.

5. The members of the Regent House at any time shall be those persons whose names were on the Roll of the Regent House at the time of the last promulgation.

6. The Registrary shall promulgate the Roll of the Regent House in each year on a day appointed by Ordinance. Promulgation shall be by publication in the Cambridge University Reporter.

7. The Registrary shall inscribe on the Roll of the Regent House the names of the following persons:

  1. (a)(i) The Chancellor, the High Steward, the Deputy High Steward, the Commissary, and (ii) the members of the Council in class (e);
  2. (b)other University officers and persons treated as such under Statute J, 7;
  3. (c)Heads of Colleges;
  4. (d)Fellows of Colleges, provided that they conform to such conditions of residence as may be determined by Ordinance;
  5. (e)such other persons holding appointments in the University or a College in such categories and subject to such qualifying periods of service as shall be determined from time to time by Ordinance;

provided always that any person who is qualified for membership in class (b), class (d), or class (e) shall cease to be so qualified at the next promulgation after he or she attains the age of seventy years.

8. Not less than one month before the day appointed for promulgation of the Roll of the Regent House the Registrary shall publish a list of the names which it is proposed to place on the Roll for the ensuing year. At the time of publication of the list the Vice-Chancellor shall fix a time and place for publicly hearing objections which any member of the University may make to the inclusion or omission of any name. The decision of the Vice-Chancellor regarding any such objection shall be final.