No. 4416 Thursday 7 November 1996 Vol. 127

Gorbachev `ready' to fight on for democracy : Mr Mikhail Gorbachev, the former President of the former Soviet Union, delivered a powerful virtuoso address in support of the virtues of democracy to a full house in the Sheldonian Theatre on 28 October, presided over by the Chancellor.

Dons vote against new Business School site : Following a debate in Congregation, dons voted by 259 to 214 against the allocation of the Mansfield Road playing field site for the building of a new business school.

Japanese arts and crafts on display : A new display of Japanese arts and crafts at the Pitt Rivers Museum provides a fascinating insight into Japanese life.

Oxford joins sports academy bid : The University has joined a consortium bidding for a proposed national British Academy of Sport to be sited in Oxfordshire, twenty-one miles from Oxford.

Richard Eyre is new Professor of Theatre : Mr Richard Eyre, Director of the National Theatre since 1988, has been appointed as the new Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

Hayward honoured at Maison Française : The French Ambassador, His Excellency Jean Guéguinou, joined 50th anniversary celebrations at the Maison Française on 26 October to present Jack Hayward, Professor of European Studies and Fellow of St Antony's College, with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur medal.

Lubbock Lecture: `Management Education: Who needs it?', the first Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies, organised by the School of Management Studies, will be given by Mr Howard Davies, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, on Thursday, 14 November (5 p.m.), at Regent's Park College.

Romanes Lecture: The 1996 Romanes Lecture will be delivered by the University's Chancellor, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, on Thursday, 14 November, at 5.45 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. The subject is `The Chancellorship: Some Present Reflections with a little history.'

General Sir Roger Wheeler: General Sir Roger Wheeler (Hertford, 1961), has been appointed to head the Army as the next Chief of the General Staff. He is currently Commander-in-Chief, HQ Land Command.

OCHJS campaign: The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has announced a £5 million target for its 1997 Silver Jubilee Endowment campaign to strengthen the Centre's scholarly research, teaching programme, and refurbish its Yarnton Manor headquarters.

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