OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4442 Thursday 19 June 1997 Vol. 127

Law Centre expands its European ties : Successful fund-raising for student exchanges, library purchases, and new appointments has enabled Oxford's Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law to continue to expand its range of links with lawyers on the Continent.

Business School plans backed by Congregation : Congregation voted on Tuesday by 342 votes to 55 to approve new arrangements enabling the University to fulfil its 1990 pledge to establish a world-class Business School as part of the University.

Ashmolean exhibition honours Director : The Ashmolean Museum is exhibiting a selection of its more recent acquisitions to celebrate the Directorship of Professor Christopher White (1985–97).

New `super' computer to simulate materials : Materials scientists can now study state-of-the-art simulations of the behaviour and properties of novel materials, following the inauguration of a new computer which is 50 times more powerful than any other work-station at the Department of Materials.

Two knighthoods among honours for Oxford : Two knighthoods and six other honours have been awarded to Oxford figures in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List.

Hard times for `Ratty' as US mink settle here : One of Britain's best-loved riverbank creatures, immortalised as `Ratty' in Kenneth Grahame's storybook, The Wind in the Willows, has been making something of a splash recently with news of his departure from many country waterways.

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