No. 4517 Thursday 25 June 1999 Vol. 129

Starfish join fight against cancer : Starfish may hold the key to a new generation of anti-cancer drugs, which scientists now believe will prove more active and less toxic than current available treatments.

New regime for University and College sport : Sporting facilities and opportunities for staff and students across the University are set to expand, following approval by Hebdomadal Council of the recommendations of the Review of Sport.

New research to explore effects of sleep disorders : Oxford scientists have received a further funding boost for their research which aims to explain the impact of persistent sleep disturbance on a range of disorders, including behaviour problems and learning difficulties in children.

Leading Oxford industrialist to head St Catherine's : Sir Peter Williams, CBE, F.R.Eng., FRS, currently Chairman of Oxford Instruments Group PLC, has been elected as the next Master of St Catherine's College, to succeed Lord Plant of Highfield.

Film-maker to fill Visiting Chair of Broadcast Media : Mr Roger Graef, the film-maker, broadcaster, writer, and criminologist, who is hailed as introducing the fly-on-the-wall documentary technique to Britain, has been named as the second News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media.

Life peerage: Professor William Bradshaw, senior visiting research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, has been made a life peer. He will sit on the Liberal Democrat benches.

Knighthood: Mr Sydney Kentridge, QC, Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, has been made a KCMG in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours list for services to international law and justice.

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