No. 4417 Thursday 14 November 1996 Vol. 127

Research Director to boost Europaeum collaboration : The University is preparing to appoint a new Director of Research with the primary task of developing a research strategy orientated towards improving collaboration with the five universities and institutes linked to Oxford through the Europaeum.

Business School site to be reviewed : Hebdomadal Council at its meeting on Monday, 11 November, decided to call formally for a postal vote on the special resolution to allocate a site in Mansfield Road for a building to house the proposed Business School.

Bodley manuscript was corrected by Beethoven : A librarian at the Bodleian has identified manuscript corrections in Beethoven's hand on a copy of his seventh Symphony in the Library.

Defending trust against suspicion : Author and playwright Gabriel Josipovici, Professor of English at the University of Sussex since 1984, is in Oxford this term as the third Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 1996–7.

Success for Australian scholarship appeal : The University has established an Oxford Australia Fund to provide scholarships enabling Australian students to pursue their studies at Oxford.

Human rights battle `must go on' in South Africa : Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Anti-Apartheid campaigner, Professor Albie Sachs, urged human rights activists to set aside their `gloom' and celebrate their achievements in a lecture which enthralled a large audience in the Examination Schools on 28 October.

New Jesus Professor of Celtic : Dr Thomas Charles-Edwards, Fellow of Corpus Christi College and University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, has been appointed to the Professorship of Celtic, with effect from 1 January.

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