No. 4486 Thursday 8 October 1998 Vol. 129

Oxford lifelong learning gets $10m US grant : Lifelong learning opportunities for mature students at Oxford will be further extended with the announcement this week of a $10 million (c £6 million) grant from the W K Kellogg Foundation.

Anniversary target to restore Bodleian Library : A three-year programme of repair and restoration has started at the Old Bodleian Library, to be completed in time for its 400th anniversary celebrations in 2002.

ECU backs energy labels : Buyers are being misled about the efficiency and cost of operating fridges, and do not receive the information they need, according to energy experts at Oxford.

Public policy expert takes European Chair : Professor Jeremy Richardson, Professor of European Public Policy at the University of Essex, has taken up his appointment as the Nuffield Professor of Comparative European Politics.

Conservation appointment: Dr Malcolm Airs, Reader in Historic Conservation and Fellow of Kellogg College, has been elected Chairman of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. The Institute, launched in 1997, aims to set standards for conservation practice, and improve training in conservation.

Bonn link celebrated: A twenty-year association between the Faculties of Theology at Bonn and Oxford, including student exchanges and joint seminars, will be marked next month. Professor John Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, will be presented with an honorary doctorate at Bonn in recognition of this link.

Royal Society award: The Royal Society has awarded the 1998 Hughes Medal to Professor Raymond Hide, CBE, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, for his work in atmospherical fluid dynamics and planetary magnetic fields.

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