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There are currently two lapsed panel vacancies for which members of Congregation, including those from MSD, are invited to apply:

  • Visitatorial Board Panel the Board, which hears employment matters (complaints and dismissals) where there is a question of academic freedom to be resolved, consists of 4 members selected from a panel of 12 members of Congregation, who must be engaged in teaching or research.
  • Nominations Committeethe role of the Nominations Committee is to recommend candidates for external membership of Council, and to keep under review the criteria for the selection and election of members.

For further information on either of these, please visit the MSD Governance, Risk & Compliance Hub (SSO required), or contact

There is also a vacancy for the Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre, for the remainder of the electoral term until MT2024 (with the possibility to stand for re-election). The nomination period for this vacancy closes at 4pm on 1 February. This vacancy is open to all members of Congregation.