No. 4474 Thursday 14 May 1998 Vol. 128

New moves to improve access to Oxford : A series of new initiatives aimed at encouraging more students from minority ethnic backgrounds and state schools to consider studying at Oxford has been unveiled.

Conservation focus to Oxford Museums Week : Behind-the-scenes work by conservation experts at museums, colleges, galleries, and libraries across Oxford is the focus of this year's Museums Week which runs from Saturday, 16 May, until Sunday, 24 May.

Dons look at numeracy problems in local schools : A pilot scheme aimed at assessing and addressing children's problems with arithmetic at an early stage has been launched this month at six First schools in Oxford, under the direction of two University psychologists.

Call for Europe to become an `inclusive' union : A call for greater strides in the development of social policy to benefit all Europeans was made by the Greek Minister for Economic Development and former EC Commissioner for Social Affairs, HE Mrs Vasso Papandreou, during her recent visit to the University.

Vargas Llosa and Calasso to be Visiting Professors : Internationally renowned writers, Mr Roberto Calasso and Dr Mario Vargas Llosa, have been appointed to the Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship in European Comparative Literature for 1999–2000 and 2000–1 respectively.

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