No. 4425 Thursday 30 January 1997 Vol. 127

Disability Adviser appointed for staff and students : A full-time Disability Adviser is to be appointed by the University to improve support services for disabled students, applicants and staff, and to increase awareness of their needs.

Herzog and Heaney set for Encaenia : The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Professor Roman Herzog, has agreed to receive his Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma at Encaenia on 25 June.

Oxford team to date `bones' of St David : The University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Laboratory on Keble Road is to analyse bones thought to be the remains of three Celtic saints, including St David, the patron saint of Wales.

Postal vote called on Congregation age-limit : The Hebdomadal Council has called for a postal vote on whether members of Congregation can retain their voting rights up to the age of 75, or only up to retirement age, usually 65, as current policy dictates.

President of Germany to join list of seven honorands : Seven distinguished people will receive honorary degrees, subject to the approval of Congregation, on the day of Encaenia, 25 June 1997, along with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Professor Roman Herzog, who will receive the DCL by Diploma (see Gazette 3 October 1996).

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