OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4429 Thursday 27 February 1997 Vol. 127

Museum of Science wins £1.2m grant : The University's Museum of the History of Science is set for a transformation after winning a £1.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop and extend its buildings and facilities in Broad Street.

Dons decide to restore voting rights up to age 75 : Congregation has voted by 962 to 475 in a postal vote to reinstate members' voting rights up to the age of 75—and not only while still in post, as the current statute prescribes.

Queen honours Institute of Molecular Medicine : The University's Institute of Molecular Medicine, headed by its Honorary Director, Professor Sir David Weatherall, has won one of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prizes for `outstanding achievements of excellence' in the exploitation of molecular and cell biology.

New Director for Ethics and Environment Centre : Mansfield College has appointed Dr Neil Summerton as the new director of the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society (OCEES).

Discovering a new world of science at set97 : Mammoths, microbes, and mad cows are just a few of the subjects in the University's forthcoming set97, the annual national week of science, engineering, and technology.

Wildlife on show at museum : The University Museum of Natural History is one of the first venues to host the touring exhibition of winning entries in the 1996 British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Prince of Wales Fellowship : A new Fellowship, devoted to the study of Islam, is to be named after HRH The Prince of Wales.

Concert to aid Bodleian: The Bodleian Library's Lottery application is to be supported by a fund-raising concert featuring violinist Tasmin Little with The Torrington Players, conducted by David Cairns, at the Sheldonian Theatre on Saturday, 19 April (8 p.m.). For tickets, contact 01865 798600.

Europaeum Lecture: A Europaeum Lecture will be given by Dr Josef Joffe, chief editorial writer at the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, on `The Euro—any good for Europe?' at Jesus College on Thursday, 20 March (5 p.m.). All welcome. Entry by ticket (tel. 278106).

`Understanding stress': The Department for Continuing Education will run a one-day school on `Understanding Stress' at Rewley House on Saturday 15 March (10 a.m.–5 p.m.).

Charity run: Three Linacre dons are to run three of the highest mountains in the UK to raise £6,000 to pay for a specialist teacher for Down's Syndrome children in Oxfordshire. Dr Nick Brown, Dr Ian O'Donnell, and Dr Stuart Fairley, will run up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell, and Snowdon.

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