Discussion of voting in college

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Dear Peterhouse, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please provide me with details of any college conventions, guidelines or rules regarding discussion (digitally, in person or in writing) of Regent House and University Council voting:

1. By college staff and fellows
2. By college senior leadership

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Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Could you also kindly confirm upon receipt of this email.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Greenwood

Justine kent, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Dear Sam,

Thank you for your FOI request. I shall be happy to deal with it but I am unsure of what you are actually asking.
Can you please explain, expand and specify?

Kind regards,

Justine

Justine Kent
EA to the Fellowship and Senior Bursar
Peterhouse
Cambridge
CB2 1RD

[email address]

Registered Charity No. 1137457

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dpl, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Dear Sam,

I referred your Freedom of Information request to the College's Senior Information Risk Officer who is not just a Senior Fellow but has also served as the College Praelector.

He writes, "every year a list of members of the Regent House is published in the Reporter. All members of the college who appear on this list can participate in voting in the Regent House. I am not aware of any college conventions, guidelines or rules regarding discussion (digitally, in person or in writing) about these votes in the Regent House by either Fellows in general or specially by members of the senior leadership. Very occasionally if there is a contentious issue being discussed this may get a very informal mention over coffee after lunch but this in no way is a structure discussion or an attempt to form a consensus on how people may vote. Voting in the University Council is done by members of the University Council. Currently one of Fellows of Peterhouse Scott Mandelbrote is a member of the University Council. He may consult with other College Fellows about specific points but not as to how he will vote.

I hope this helps but you may like to visit the link to The Regent House Governance Guide;

https://www.governance.cam.ac.uk/ballots...

Kind regards,

Justine Kent
College Data Protection Lead
On behalf of Dr Timothy K. Dickens, SIRO.

Registered Charity No. 1137457

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