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19. Conferment of title of Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Reader
This procedure is made in accordance with the Regulations of the University of London.
The title of Emeritus Professor or Emeritus Reader may be conferred by the Academic Board on retiring Professors and Readers, under the authority of Statute 4 delegated by Council.
Professors and Readers taking voluntary redundancy or retiring early are eligible to be considered for the relevant Emeritus title.
Professors and Readers who resign are not eligible for consideration for an Emeritus title.
Academic Board will periodically be notified of those Professors and Readers shortly to retire and eligible for the award of an Emeritus Professorship or Readership, who will on retirement have a total service with the College (not necessarily as Professor or Reader) of five years or more, and will normally resolve to award the relevant Emeritus title.
Where a retiring Professor or Reader will on retirement have a total service with the College of less than five years, Academic Board will award an Emeritus title only if a case is made by the Warden or by the Head of the relevant Department that this is justified in terms of the contribution to the College and its community made by the individual concerned.
The title of Emeritus Professor or Reader may be withdrawn by the Council, after consulting Academic Board, or on the Board's recommendation, for any reason which appears to it sufficient.
The College shall provide the Vice-Chancellor with the names of those persons on whom it has conferred the title of Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Reader.