No. 4507 Thursday 25 March 1999 Vol. 129

University governance debate moves forward to Congregation : A range of views across the icollegiate University is reflected in the second report of the Joint Working Party on Governance, published today in the Gazette.

Oxford economist to run third research programme : A new £5 million research iprogramme, investigating the behaviour, governance, and management of the UK economy within the context of a changing world economic environment, is to be headed by an Oxford economist.

Museum acquires key bust of child : A terracotta bust of a young middle-class child of the eighteenth century by the sculptor Michael Rysbrack—the first to enter a public collection in this country—has been acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, thanks to support by the National Art Collections Fund.

Australian takes new Materials Chair : Professor David Cockayne, Professor in Physics at the University of Sydney since 1992, has been appointed Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials.

A century of science celebrated during SET week : Thirteen young Oxford researchers were among around 300 representatives from universities, institutes, and government agencies invited to attend `Set for Britain', a showcase event for young academics, at the House of Commons on Monday, 15 March.

Oxford report calls for better `television literacy' : A new report highlighting iwhat legislation should be adopted to help parents influence and manage the television viewing habits of their children has recommended more investment in `television literacy' in the future.

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