No. 4466 Thursday 26 February 1998 Vol. 128

New evidence for hereditary link in dyslexia : Two Oxford scientists have found evidence that there is a strong hereditary component to the `word blindness' known as developmental dyslexia.

American alumni to gather in New York : Oxford graduates from across the United States and Canada are due to come together in New York on 27–8 March for the biennial North American Reunion.

Gift from German Government : A microfiche collection of the finest German poetry, prose, and plays has been presented to the Bodleian Library.

Study examines uses of Internet teaching : An international study, which aims to identify key factors in the successful development of Internet-based university teaching, is being carried out by the Department for Continuing Education.

Journalists `must care' as they `seek the truth' : Journalists have an overwhelming moral responsibility to represent the truth and must never forget the effect their words can have on the people they report, according to Martin Bell, Independent MP for Tatton, who spoke at the Examination Schools on Friday, 13 February.

Conservationists fight to preserve babirusa and wolf : Work on the plight of two of the world's threatened species—the Ethiopian wolf and the Indonesian babirusa—has won University conservationists two international awards.

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