Cambridge University: Chancellor Vote
14 October 2011, 06:00
We'll find out who the next Chancellor of Cambridge University will be on Sunday.
Voting starts this morning (Friday) at 10am for a person to replace Prince Phillip in the mainly ceremonial role.
The four nominees are:
- Flash Gordon actor Brian Blessed [pictured - top right]
- Local shop-keeper Abdul Arain
- Barrister Michael Mansfield
- Former supermarket chairman Lord Sainsbury
Cambridge graduates who hold a Masters or Doctors degree can cast their vote in the Senate House until 8pm on Saturday.
The count then starts on Sunday morning, with a result expected by the end of the day.
The role is mainly ceremonial, and involves advising the university on difficult issues and handing out honorary degrees once a year.
Each nominee required 50 signatures from Cambridge graduates to be considered for the post.
The vacancy has arisen because Prince Phillip has retired.