Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
Statute F

Chapter III


1. The University shall have all the powers of a natural person to acquire, manage, charge, deal with, and dispose of property, both real and personal, and to enter into and carry out any transaction relating to its property or otherwise in connection with the management of its affairs, so that it may exercise any power and may enter into and carry out any kind of transaction without limitation.

2. The powers in section 1 of this Chapter may be exercised at the absolute discretion of the University and shall apply to investment as well as to any other activity or function of the University.

3. The powers in section 1 of this Chapter shall apply to property, both real and personal, of which the University is trustee, save that, in the case of a trust of which the University is not sole trustee, where the trust instrument creating the trust expressly provides to the contrary and less than sixty years have elapsed since that instrument came into operation, the powers shall not so apply without the consent of the other trustees.

4. The University may enact Ordinances providing for:

  1. (a)the exercise and delegation of the powers in section 1 of this Chapter; and/or
  2. (b)the collective investment of any property, real or personal, held by or for the University, with or without any other property.

5. Such Ordinances shall be read with, and shall have the same force as, these Statutes to the extent that they are consistent with these Statutes, Ordinances, and any Act of Parliament.

6. In favour of any person having dealings with the University, a certificate signed by the Registrary that any Ordinances enacted under section 4 of this Chapter have been complied with shall be conclusive.