OXFORD UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

No. 4496 Thursday 17 December 1998 Vol. 129

Research income tops £114 million : External research income brought into the University from all sources topped £114m last year, a rise of 6.5 per cent on the total of £107m for 1996–7. This consolidates the recent trend of year-on-year increases.

Reason must always come before identity, says Sen : A powerful plea urging us inot to reject a sense of universal justice in favour of individual perceptions of morality, was delivered by Professor Amartya Sen in the Romanes lecture at the Sheldonian Theatre on 17 November.

New move to help city's homeless : A new initiative, which aims at helping Oxford's homeless popu-lation, was launched at the Westgate Shopping Centre on 11 December.

Study urges repairs to Christ's Tomb : A definitive survey of the Tomb of Christ in the Old City of Jerusalem by an Oxford professor, has provided the religious communities responsible for the tomb—Greek Orthodox, Latin, Armenian—with vital evidence as they prepare for its restoration.

Oxford team renews fight on blood disorders : A university team is preparing to travel to the Far East to undertake medical and economic research on the impact of the inherited blood disorder, thalassaemia, backed by a £1.2m grant from the Wellcome Trust.

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