The Proctors and Assessor play a large part in the ceremonial duties of the University.

The Proctors (and Pro-Proctors) preside at degree ceremonies and together with the Assessor attend the following ceremonies and events

The Bedels and Verger

The role of Bedel dates back to the 13th century. The Bedels and the Verger cover all of the University’s ceremonies, leading the University party in processions.

Proctors' Officers

Formerly the Oxford University Police (or "Bulldogs" famous for wearing their bowler hats) the Proctors' Officers co-ordinate the planning, operational management, and security of University events, ceremonies and VIP visits.


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Proctors' Office 
University Offices 
Wellington Square