Congregation, 16 May 2017 (EJRA)

A discussion and a debate and a vote on a resolution in relation to the Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) took place at the Congregation meeting on 16 May.

Further details about the meeting and the two items of business can be found in Gazette No 5168, 11 May 2017.

Vote on the resolution

The text of the resolution was: ‘The EJRA in the University of Oxford should be abolished.’

The resolution was rejected at the meeting. The result of the vote at the meeting was as follows:

64 votes in favour, 143 votes against.

Postal vote on resolution

A postal vote was called on the resolution (as announced in the Gazette on 25 May). The result was as follows:

538 votes in favour; 1142 votes against.

The resolution was accordingly rejected. The result confirms the outcome of the vote on 16 May.


A transcript of the meeting is available in the right hand column.


A flysheet was published with the Gazette of 1 June 2017, and is available in the right hand column.  

Further details

Further information on the EJRA policy and procedure can be found at:

The EJRA consultation website and information on the conclusions of the Review Group can be found at

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