No. 4414 Thursday 24 October 1996 Vol. 127

Research income tops £100 million for first time : For the first time, overall research income received by the University in 1995–6 has broken the £100 million threshold.

HRT risks detected by Oxford scientists : Researchers at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care have found that women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) face an increased risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis.

Libraries `must navigate new rapids' : Today's ever-changing information landscape is not a threat, but something to be harnessed for the benefit of the academic community, says Mr Reg Carr, who will become the new Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian in January.

Material `surprises' revealed : `Surprises in Materials Science' was the subject of a lecture given by Sir Alan Cottrell, formerly Goldsmiths' Professor of Metallurgy at Cambridge University.

World Wide Web `coming of age' in Oxford : The World Wide Web is now being used for teaching as well as disseminating information on every department in the University.

New Reader in English is electronic text expert : Dr Kathryn Sutherland, formerly Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Nottingham, an expert on electronic textuality and the status of the book in the world of electronic communication, has been appointed to the Readership in Bibliography and Textual Criticism.

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