No. 4512 Thursday 20 May 1999 Vol. 129

Materials to expand on new site : An extensive ten-acre site ive miles north of Oxford, at Begbroke, containing 6,500 sq m of purpose-built research laboratories and ofces has been bought by the University to support its developing industry-linked research programmes.

University to run half-term play-scheme : The University is to provide its first holiday play-scheme for children of students and staff, following a survey of parents' childcare needs.

Nine new Royal Society Fellows for Oxford : Nine Oxford figures are among the forty-two new Fellows of the Royal Society announced this week.

Inaugural concert for Sheldonian's new organ : The seventeenth-century Sheldonian Theatre will resound to the sound of twenty-first century musical technology next week with an inaugural concert performed with the University's new electronic digital organ.

Biosciences rate full marks for excellence : The subject programme review of Organismal Biosciences has scored the maximum 24 points in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment.

Paul Muldoon takes poetry chair unopposed : Professor Paul Muldoon, Howard G B Clark Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University, is to become the University's next Professor of Poetry, following an unopposed election.

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