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Once the proceedings have been opened by the Chancellor, or in his absence by the Vice-Chancellor, each honorand is introduced by the Public Orator with a speech in Latin and admitted to his or her new degree by the Chancellor.
The Orator then delivers the Creweian Oration on the events of the past year and in commemoration of the University's benefactors.
Garden Party: Electronic invitations to the Garden Party will be sent to all current members of Congregation by the University Events Office on Monday 23 April 2018.
For over 100 years All Souls College has hosted a lunch after the ceremony for the honorands, their guests, and other senior members of the collegiate University and the local community. Convocation members (alumni and retired members of Congregation) can apply for a ticket by emailing [email protected] ticket will tell you which section of the Sheldonian Theatre you will be sitting in and where you should enter the building.Only those members of the collegiate University eligible to attend Lord Crewe’s Benefaction may process into the ceremony.The University dignitaries enter the theatre in procession; those who are to receive honorary degrees wait in the Divinity School where they sign their names in the Honorary Degrees Book.They are then escorted into the theatre by the Bedels.