Recent meetings of Congregation

Congregation Meeting, 18 November 2014

A Discussion took place on 18 November 2014 in the Sheldonian Theatre on the topic of 'Possible changes to Statute XII'.

In accordance with the regulation governing topics for discussion, no vote was taken at the Congregation meeting, but Council will be required to give consideration to the remarks made.

Speakers in the Discussion (in order)

  • Dr Stephen Goss, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality), Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Fellow of Wadham (opening remarks)
  • Nicholas Bamforth, Faculty of Law, Fellow of Queen's
  • Margaret Watson, Bodleian Libraries, President of Oxford UCU
  • Professor Alex Halliday, Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, Department of Earth Sciences, Fellow of Wadham
  • Dr Rafael Ramirez, Saïd Business School, Fellow of Green Templeton
  • Dr Marc Thompson, Saïd Business School, Fellow of Green Templeton
  • Professor Susan Cooper, Department of Physics, Fellow of St Catherine's
  • Ruth Bird, Bodleian Libraries
  • Professor Teresa Morgan, Faculty of Classics, Fellow of Oriel
  • Dr Francesca Galligan, Bodleian Libraries
  • Katharine Jackson, Bodleian Libraries
  • Professor Irene Tracey, Director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Head of the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics, Associate Head of the Medical Sciences Division, Fellow of Pembroke
  • Professor Denis Galligan, Faculty of Law, Fellow of Wolfson
  • Dr Katherine Morris, Faculty of Philosophy, Fellow of Mansfield
  • Dr Stephen Goss (closing remarks)

Transcript

A transcript of the meeting is available under 'Related Documents and Links'. The transcript will also be published in the Gazette of 27 November.

Congregation Meeting, 19 February 2013

A Congregation Discussion took place on 19 February in the Sheldonian Theatre on the topic of the University's Draft Strategic Plan (2013/14–2017/18).

In accordance with the regulation governing topics for discussion, no vote was taken at the Congregation meeting, but Council will be required to give consideration to the remarks made. 

Following the Congregation Discussion and the wider consultation, the draft Strategic Plan will be amended in the light of comments received and presented to Council and Congregation for approval by the end of Trinity term 2013.

Speakers in the Discussion (in order)
  • Dr Sally Mapstone, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Group (opening remarks)
  • Professor Alex Halliday, Head of the MPLS Division
  • Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division
  • Professor Shearer West, Head of the Humanities Division
  • Mr Tim Gardam, Chairman of the Conference of Colleges and Principal of St Anne’s College
  • Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & ASUC)
  • Dr Fernanda Pirie, Director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
  • Dr Stephen Goss, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel & Equality)
  • Reverend Suzanne Holsomback, OUSU Vice-President (women)
  • Dr Jeff Tseng, Department of Physics
  • Mr Jonathan Black, Director of the Careers Service
  • Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of the Department for Continuing Education and President of Kellogg College
  • Mr David Townsend, OUSU President
  • Professor William James, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources)
  • Dr Sally Mapstone (closing remarks)

Transcript

A transcript of the meeting is available in the right-hand column of this website under 'Related documents'. The transcript was also published in the Gazette of 28 February.

Congregation Meeting, 13 November 2012

A Congregation Discussion took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Sheldonian Theatre on the topic of ‘The libraries and their future’.

In accordance with the regulation governing topics for discussion, no vote was taken at the Congregation meeting, but Council will be required to give consideration to the remarks made.

Speakers in the Discussion (in order)

  • Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, ASUC), St Hugh's College (opening remarks)
  • Professor Gregory Hutchinson, Faculty of Classics, Exeter College
  • Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian
  • Ms Frances Cairncross, Rector, Exeter College
  • Christopher Gray, Vice-President (Graduates), OUSU
  • Professor David Norbrook, English Faculty, Merton College
  • Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Faculty of Theology and Religion, St Cross College
  • Professor Catriona Kelly, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, New College
  • Mr Richard Ovenden, Deputy Librarian, Bodleian
  • Dr Hugh Doherty, Lecturer in History, Jesus College
  • Dr Caroline Warman, Lecturer in French, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Jesus College
  • Dr Georgy Kantor, University Lecturer in Ancient History, St John’s College
  • Dr Stephen Heyworth, Lecturer in Classics, Wadham College
  • Dr Grant Tapsell, Lecturer in History, Lady Margaret Hall
  • Dr Conrad Leyser, Lecturer in Medieval History, Jesus College
  • Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville College
  • Professor Nicholas Cronk, Director, Voltaire Foundation, and Curator of the Libraries
  • Dr Philomen Probert, University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics, Wolfson College
  • Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College
  • Professor Susan Cooper, Department of Physics, St Catherine's College
  • Professor David De Roure, Director, Oxford e-Research Centre
  • Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins, Lecturer in History, Trinity College
  • Dr David Shotton, Research Data Management and Semantic Publishing Research Group, Department of Zoology, Wolfson College
  • Dr Kate Tunstall, University Lecturer in French, Fellow of Worcester College
  • Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, ASUC), St Hugh's College (closing remarks)
     

Transcript

A transcript of the meeting is available in the right-hand column of this website. It was also published in the Gazette of 22 November.