OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4482 Thursday 16 July 1998 Vol. 128

University aids region's `high-tech' boom : The University has launched its latest new company, coinciding with the publication of a new study which shows that Oxfordshire—with the University to the fore—is rapidly emerging as one of Britain's fastest growing high-technology regions.

Award for Oxonian WWW creator : Mr Tim Berners-Lee (Queen's, 1973), inventor of the World Wide Web on the Internet, has been awarded a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship.

Savannah study shows thousands of new species : A study of an African Game Reserve, led by a group of Oxford scientists, has uncovered thousands of species of insects and a number of plants and even small mammals which were previously unknown to science.

Maths used to explain benefits of co-operation : Computer simulations and mathematical models have been used by a university zoologist to explain an important characteristic of human behaviour which appears to have been vital in our evolution.

Oxford has seven new BA Fellows and Arts head : Seven Oxford academics spanning a range of disciplines, have been appointed to Fellowships of the British Academy (FBA) in this year's annual election.

Suggestions for items to be included in the Gazette
news pages are welcome, and should be sent to the
Press Office, telephone (2)78181, fax (2)78180.

| This week's Gazette Home Page | University Home Page |