No. 4514 Thursday 3 June 1999 Vol. 129

Congregation backs new reforms in governance : A raft of reforms aimed at streamlining the management of the University, making its governance more transparent, more effective, and more efficient, has been approved by Congregation.

Evening openings for Ashmolean : The Ashmolean will break with three centuries of tradition by opening until 8 p.m. on Wednesays throughout May, June, and July.

New Professor of International Law : Dr Vaughan Lowe, Reader in International Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Warden of Leckhampton, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the Chichele Professorship of Public International Law.

Beaumarchais meets Voltaire : In the bicentenary year of his ancestor's death, Monsieur Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais, of the University of Rouen, delivered the second Besterman Lecture on 10 May as guest of the Voltaire Foundation.

Said Business School gains funding boost : A day of celebration to mark the start of construction of the Said Business School and to acknowledge the vision and commitment of donors and supporters, also brought a further boost for the project with the announcement of a fresh benefaction.

Staff teams take football honours : Both the men's and the women's university staff football team, based at Mansfield Road, returned victorious from an international university football tournament in Maastricht, Holland, held on 14–16 May.

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