No. 4476 Thursday 28 May 1998 Vol. 128

New imaging centre tackles brain disease : The University's brain imaging centre—just officially opened—is to coordinate a major European contract to find new ways to identify, monitor, and treat vascular disease of the brain.

Lottery award for new art gallery : The Ashmolean Museum has been awarded nearly £350,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of a new 20th-century painting gallery.

Magdalen honours C.S. Lewis : A memorial plaque to mark the centenary of the birth of the author and academic, Clive Staples Lewis, has been unveiled at Magdalen College, where he served as a Tutor in English for almost 30 years.

LCD expert takes Engineering chair : Dr Peter Raynes, FRS, Director of Research, Sharp Laboratories of Europe, and Visiting Professor of Engineering Science, has been appointed as Professor of Optoelectronic Engineering.

Public opinion has `key role' in US foreign policy : American foreign policy is shaped as much by how opinions develop among the public and how decisions are actually made and by whom, as by underlying economic and social factors, argued Professor Ernest May in his inaugural lecture as visiting Harmsworth Professor of American History.

Study finds most lone mothers `want to work' : The vast majority of lone mothers not only want to work, but also actively look for suitable opportunities so they can stop claiming Income Support, according to a four-year study undertaken by Oxford researchers.

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