OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4446 Thursday 31 July 1997 Vol. 127

University to gain Freedom of the City : The University is to receive the City Council's highest honour—the Freedom of the City, in recognition of the University's service to the City, not only as `a centre of learning', but also `as one of the city's major employers'.

Dearing report poses urgent questions : The university is considering its response to the report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (NCIHE)—the Dearing Committee—published on 23 July.

Medieval Indian textiles on show : The Ashmolean is exhibiting a key selection of more than 100 textiles from the museum's Newberry collection of Indian printed cotton, to coincide with the publication of a book detailing the entire collection by Oxford University Press.

Repair work at Pitt Rivers Museum will restrict access : The Pitt Rivers Museum will start to restrict research access to its reserve collections from August, when building work starts on a series of major repair programmes.

Full review of all University sporting activities : The University is to conduct a full review of its sporting activities, including facilities for both students and staff, decision-making structures and funding arrangements.

Student First is tribute to blind recording service : The Oxford Recording Centre for the Blind at the Bodleian Library has helped a blind student achieve a First-Class degree in French and Latin at the University, four years after doctors advised him to give up his place at Exeter College.

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