No. 4441 Thursday 12 June 1997 Vol. 127

Scientists face up to hepatitis virus puzzle : Oxford scientists are preparing to tackle a major genetic puzzle—why the hepatitis B and C virus infections leave some people unaffected while causing the death of millions of others.

`Leave cars at home' : The University is encouraging all staff to participate in a national `Car-Free Day', which is being promoted in many towns and cities across the UK, on Tuesday, 17 June.

Alumni bridge 50-year Oxford–Bonn link : The fiftieth anniversary of the town twinning of Oxford and Bonn was marked on 24 May when Oxonians who had started the original Oxford–Bonn Universities Committee in 1947 were introduced to today's students in a reception at Oxford Town Hall.

Tibetan archives to be preserved : A new international working group for the preservation of Tibetan Archives has been established, following a meeting of scholars from around the world convened by the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College (23–4 May).

Anthropological perspectives on `socialising' the embryo : Fresh anthropological perspectives on perennial questions concerning the transformation of the human embryo to a social being were presented by Professor Wendy James in this year's Kaberry Lecture, organised by the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women (CCCRW).

University set to monitor its impact on environment : The University is establishing a new committee with overall responsibility for considering environmental issues, such as pollution and recycling, across the full range of the University's activities.

Prize for Spanish translation : The winner of the Weidenfeld Prize for Translation from a European Language, which is organised by the University, was won by Mr Colin Smith for his translation of the Spanish work, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester's The King Amaz'd (Everyman Paperbacks).

New Reader in Experimental Pathology : Dr Dale Wigley, University Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Fellow of Lincoln College, has been appointed to the Readership in Experimental Pathology, with effect from 1 October 1997.

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