OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4462 Thursday 29 January 1998 Vol. 128

University set for vigorous debate on North report : The University has received the report of the Commission of Inquiry, chaired by the Principal of Jesus College, Sir Peter North, which was published on Thursday, 29 January.

How Oxford might have looked : The work of one of England's leading architects, which included `flamboyant and extravagant schemes' for Queen's and Brasenose, and the entire demolition of Magdalen College to make way for an `enormous colonnaded complex', is exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum.

Gene research yields key clues to causes of autism : A significant step in efforts to identify the igenes that can lead to autism and similar disorders has been made in an international research project jointly led by University scientists.

University airs concerns at City traffic inquiry : The University will express its concerns about local traffic plans at a public inquiry into local authority proposals for the city centre, which include the closure of the High Street and Cornmarket Street.

Monopolies and Mergers appointment: Dr Derek Morris, Reader in Economics and Fellow of Oriel College, has been appointed as Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission for a term of four years from 1 February 1998.

Dirac Medal award: Dr David Deutsch, a member of the Quantum Computation and Cryptography Research Group in the Clarendon Laboratory, has been awarded the 1998 Paul Dirac medal and prize of the Institute of Physics.

Oxford flotation: Oxford Asymmetry, a speciality chemicals business set up six years ago by Professor Stephen Davies, Professor of Organic Chemistry, is expected to be valued at £100 million in a proposed stock exchange flotation.

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