No. 4469 Thursday 19 March 1998 Vol. 128

University puts spotlight on community links : The University is conducting a survey of its links with the local community to discover the extent of its current involvement with the local community, to document the links, and to help identify any avenues for further development.

National Gallery's Chief Curator to head Ashmolean : Dr Christopher Brown, Chief Curator at the National Gallery, has been appointed as the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum, in succession to Professor Christopher White who retired last year.

Monty Python star backs Pitt Rivers : Actor, traveller, writer, and presenter, Michael Palin (Brasenose, 1962) is the latest in a distinguished line to become a Patron of the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Record entry in SET98 competition : The second Oxfordshire Science Writing Competition, run by the University in conjunction with The Oxford Times, as part of the SET98 activities, attracted more than 140 entries—twice last year's figure.

Funds sought to honour Dorothy Hodgkin : An appeal has been launched to raise funds for a number of childcare bursaries for women as part of a celebration of the life and work of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize for science.

Students set to model UN crisis : Students from all over the world will get a chance to debate global issues while learning about the work of the United Nations in a conference to take place at the Taylor Institute.

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