An annual celebration at Oxford University in memory of founders and benefactors.
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- The University has announced that the majority of the degrees will be issued on 22 June, at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, Encaenia.
- Mr Patten will be installed as chancellor at a special ceremony, which will probably be held in tandem with the honorary degree presentation known as Encaenia on June 25.
late 17th century: via Latin from Greek enkainia 'dedication festival' (based on kainos 'new').