No. 4471 Thursday 23 April 1998 Vol. 128

Aid offered to students hit by Far East crisis : Students from the Far East and South East Asia facing financial hardship following the economic turbulence and associated currency devaluations in their home countries, have been promised financial aid by the University.

University presses minister on future of college fees : The University is pressing the Government to clarify and confirm formally its media briefing that Oxford and Cambridge colleges will face an overall reduction in funding of no more than £12 million, under new arrangements, to be devised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

New York plays host to Oxonians : Hundreds of Oxonians and Friends from all over the USA and Canada, and from Mexico and the Caribbean, descended on New York for a very successful 1998 North American Reunion just before Easter.

New Professor of English Law : Professor Paul Craig, currently a Fellow of Worcester and Professor of Law, has been appointed to the Chair of English Law.

`Adapt or die' warning to universities : Universities must face up to the impact of new technologies, join new communication networks, and provide coursers tailored to individuals, according to Professor Alistair MacFarlane, FRS, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University.

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