Cambridge reform bid

November 9, 2007

Cambridge University is taking forward a proposal to bring more external members on to its principal executive and policy-making body. Following a consultation, the university plans to alter its statutes to increase the number of external members on its council from two to four.

Last year, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University lost a battle to push through reforms that would have ended Oxford's 800-year-old tradition of academic self-governance by giving external business figures a majority on the governing council.

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