No. 4487 Thursday 15 October 1998 Vol. 129

Benefactors back Oxford excellence : Oxford stands high `on the mountain of international University excellence', the Vice-Chancellor stressed both in his address to the University's Chancellor's Court of Benefactors and in his Oration to the University.

MBA students strike gold and bronze : Two graduating students from the Said Business School have proved that they are not only keen competitors in the field of big business when they also struck gold and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Oxford set to honour Havel : Václav havel, President of the Czech Republic, will receive the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma from the University at a special ceremony on 22 October.

Unravelling the mysteries of Roman tablets : Academics from two University departments—Engineering and Literae Humaniores— are collaborating to unravel the hidden writings of ancient Romans.

New research appointment : Professor Sue Iversen, Professor of Psychology, Head of Department and Fellow of Magdalen College, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor's representative in relations with external funders of research in all areas, with the exception of humanities.

North Commission: The report of a working party on future arrangements for the governance of the University will be circulated to all members of Congregation as a supplement to next week's Gazette. The report deals with the proposals in Chapters 4 and 5 of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Sir Peter North, and will be published with a statement of the current position on other major issues raised by the Commission, and some which have arisen since. Both documents are available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/coi/.

Said Business School: The proposed design for the Said Business School will be presented by architects Dixon & Jones at the Town Hall, St Aldates, on Monday, 26 October, at 7 p.m. when University members can inspect the design and raise questions. The school will be constructed, subject to planning permission, in West Oxford.

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