Francis Wilson, emeritus professor in the School of Economics, who has been the university orator for four years, has informed the vice-chancellor that he wishes to retire.
The office of orator is in the vice-chancellor's gift.
The orator is expected to prepare and deliver the citations for honorary graduands (except where a special reason exists for some other person to do this).
The position is not paid. The vice-chancellor invites anyone who may be interested in being considered for this role to write to him, giving evidence of their special skills, before 30 April.
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