OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4426 Thursday 6 February 1997 Vol. 127

The Judgement revealed : Magdalen College's magnificent stained glass window, depicting The Last Judgement, has been restored and reinstalled in its Chapel, fifty-seven years after being removed for protection during World War II.

New head for Natural History Museum : A new post of director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, as the University Museum is now called, is to be created.

`Arctic Lives' on show at Pitt Rivers : Photographs depicting the daily experience and environment of the peoples of Arctic Canada, Greenland, and Siberia are on display in a special exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum's Balfour Building.

New posts to boost Socio-Legal Centre : Two new research fellowships are being created at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, following generous donations.

Erasmus success for prehistorian : Dr Andrew Sherratt, University Lecturer in Archaeology and Curator of Prehistory at the Ashmolean Museum, has discovered he is to receive a share of the renowned Erasmus Prize, after being nominated by the 1996 prizewinner.

Oxford Zoologist spots return of humpback whale : An Oxford zoologist has signalled the return to British waters of the humpback whale, the supreme acrobat of the marine world, after an absence of more than 30 years.

Mapping life expectancy of Earth : Life on Earth may end in about a billion years or less, argued Dr James Lovelock, the renowned independent natural scientist who has developed the Gaian theory, in the second of the 1997 Green College Lecture series, `The Shape of Things to Come'.

Sensitive security: The Robotics Group at the Department of Engineering Science is working with the Oxford-based company, Pax Surveillance Systems, to develop a prototype security system with cameras able to follow intruders moving around a sensitive area.

Chancellor to speak in Bonn: The Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, will be the guest speaker at a conference to celebrate 50 years of town twinning between Oxford and Bonn on Saturday 15 February at Oxford Town Hall.

Award for Professor Paul Harvey: Professor Paul Harvey, of the Department of Zoology, has received the 1997 US National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing. The award, worth £3,125, will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, in the United States, on 28 April.

Oxygen FM on air: Oxygen 107 FM student radio will go on air on 14 February, broadcasting a non-stop mix of news, comment and music, aimed at the local student community.

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