No. 4428 Thursday 20 February 1997 Vol. 127

Oxygen student radio comes alive `on air' : Oxygen 107.9FM, the first fully licensed student-run station in the UK, went on air on Valentine's Day.

Pay awards for 1996 and 1997 almost settled : The long-awaited pay awards for academic and academic-related, clerical, library, technical, and ancillary staff, covering 1996 and 1997, are almost settled.

Spotlight on Rwandan refugee crisis : The Refugees Studies Programme at Queen Elizabeth House has hosted a one-day international conference on the plight of refugees fleeing from conflict in Rwanda.

Bleak search for a `new moral vision' : Mr David Marquand, Principal of Mansfield College, explored the search for a new vision of Britain's political culture, in the first of this term's series of `Radical Theologies' lectures at Mansfield College.

Inner city `shadows' visit colleges : Talented sixth formers from inner city schools all over the UK arrived in Oxford this week for a chance to sample what student life at Oxford is really like.

Oxford team to investigate food packaging : The Department of Materials has signed a research agreement worth more than a million pounds with a major Japanese technology company.

Eyre extols `the unique virtues' of the Theatre : Professor Richard Eyre used his first lecture as Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre to discuss criticisms and prejudices about the theatre, reviewing changes and threats to its future, and describing the qualities which make it unique from other art forms.

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