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Message from the Censors

A Message from the Censors
25 Apr 2022
Written by Olivia Tan
The House

Dear Members and Friends,

We are committed to informing you about our progress in reviewing our governance and processes, and we write to let you know that we will shortly be advertising for the appointment of an independent Chair of our Governance Review.

The Governing Body of Christ Church will commission this Review to ensure that Christ Church’s statutes, by-laws, and governance arrangements meet the needs of the institution as a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the 21st century.

The last comprehensive review of the foundation’s statutes was conducted in 2011. The Review will encompass the governance arrangements of all aspects of Christ Church, including the Cathedral, College, and School.

We now seek to appoint an independent Chair, an individual with no current or recent connection with Christ Church, who will, having consulted Governing Body, Chapter and other parties,  prepare a report setting out recommendations for the Governing Body to consider.

Christ Church has committed to publish the Review in full in 2023.

We will share the details of the appointed Chair as soon as we are able.

It has been a pleasure to see so many of you back at Christ Church for reunions this month and we look forward to meeting more Members and friends at events next term.

Prof Sarah Foot, Censor Theologiae
Prof Dirk Aarts, Senior Censor
Prof Kevin McGerty, Junior Censor


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