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Court of Discipline archives, 1932 - 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Dis.Ct.

Scope and Contents

The archives comprise specifica case papers and acta.


  • Creation: 1932 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

Until 1926 the Court of Discipline consisted of the Chancellor and six Heads of Colleges appointed by grace for a three-year term, of whom two retired every year, but were subject to re-election. Among the penalties available to the court, deprivation of degree, rustication, and expulsion required the consent of the Chancellor and at least three of the Heads. The Head of the College of the accused had a right to be present, but not to vote. In 1926 the Vice-Chancellor was substituted for the Chancellor. The court today comprises a legally-qualified chairman, and four members of the University, not more than two of whom may be in statu pupillari, and it hears cases referred to it by the University Advocate. In addition to the penalties above, the court may impose fines, payment of compensation, exclusion from University premises or facilities, or any lighter penalty.


5 folder(s) : paper

3 file(s) : paper

Language of Materials



The online catalogue was completed in 2003 and emended in December 2004, March 2010 and June 2014.


Court of Discipline

Finding aid date

1998-03-19 14:55:53+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom