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Congregation is the sovereign body of the University. It consists of about 5,500 members, comprising academic staff, heads and other members of governing bodies of colleges and societies and senior research, computing, library and administrative staff. The official register of Congregation is published annually in the Gazette each HT and additions to the register are published weekly (for example, the 2020-21 Register of Congregation). The electronic register of Congregation is managed by the Congregation Membership Administrator, Planning and Council Secretariat.
Items placed on the agenda for Congregation are published in the University Gazette. Stated meetings of Congregation are held, if there is relevant business, at 2pm on the Tuesday of the first, second, fourth, sixth, and eighth weeks of Full Term, and of the second week after Full Term (‘Tenth Week’).
15 November 2022 - Resolution Concerning the Oxford Magazine
Resolution concerning the Oxford Magazine.
Congregation instructs Council to ensure the continued publication of Oxford Magazine under the pre-existing arrangements with the University by providing the ways and means for its preparation and distribution (behind Single Sign On) within the University community.
Response from Council
At its meeting on 31 October 2022, Council gave careful consideration to the resolution and concluded that the resolution was acceptable to it. Council recognises the importance of providing fora for free speech and critical debate in the University and is content to continue the arrangements for the Oxford Magazine which were in place in 2021-22 whilst its longer-term future is debated.
A meeting of Congregation will not be held, as no notice of opposition to the resolution has been received.