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28 October 2010







Selwyn College Master’s Lodge

Thursday, 28th October 2010 at 12.00pm



Present: Professor Richard Bowring (Chairman); Mrs Jamie Horsley (Secretary); Ms Katherine Leckie (Support Officer); Mr Kevin Coutinho; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Mr David Goode; Dr Susan Oosthuizen; Dr Jane Spencer; Dr Oren Scherman; Mr James Trevithick; and Dr Alan Winter.


1.     Apologies

Dr Catherine MacKenzie;


2.     Declarations of Interest

None voiced


3.     Minutes of Meeting on 14 October 2010



4.     Matters Arising

Subsequent Guests and Topics for Michaelmas Term


5.     Guest:

Dr. Jonathan Nicholls, Registrary


The Board thanked Dr Nicholls for attending and discussed the following:

i.                   The new Vice Chancellor

His activities so far; his international role; emphasis on research;


ii.                 The reorganisation of the UAS

Dr Nicholls described plans for its reorganisation by way of a division into three main sections:

§  Integrated Services (or Shared Services)

§  Staff and Student Services Centre

§  Policy Support and Advisory Functions

The Board and Dr Nicholls discussed the use of the Old Schools; 9 % savings of the reorganisation; the creation of new positions; relationship to the Colleges’ services;


iii.              Pensions

The clarity of the USS document for modelling pensions for younger employees; submissions to USS; proposals for CPS;


iv.              NW Cambridge

The site’s relationship to the Colleges; financial strategies; staff housing; the master-plan;



6.     Any Other Business

i.                   Dates for guests at subsequent meetings in 2010-2011

ii.                 New Member of the Board of Scrutiny

Vote to be in mid November



7.     Date of next meeting

12.00pm on Thursday, 11 November 2010

Guest: Professor Ian White, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Institutional Affairs

Master’s Lodge, Selwyn College




Katherine Leckie

Support Officer

1 November 2010