No. 4555 Thursday 6 July 2000 Vol. 130

University welcomes first honorands of the new millennium : The University honoured outstanding contributions in the fields of humanitarian aid, theatre, art, sociological theory, modern history, medicine, and astronomy at Encaenia on 28 June.

Business success repeated with Venturefest 2000 : Venturefest 2000, which showcased Oxford as one of the most dynamic high technology and knowledge-based enterprise centres in the UK, was hosted by Oxford Brookes University on 26 and 27 June and attended by some 1,300 delegates.

University's Rosenblatt Pool gets the go-ahead : The University has received final funding and the planning go-ahead to build the University's first swimming pool at its Iffley Road Sports complex.

Saïd Business School to host new Science Enterprise Centre: Innovation and enterprise at the University received further good news following an announcement made by Mr Stephen Byers, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on 20 June that the Saïd Business School is to host one of four new Science Enterprise Centres, following the second-round of the Science Enterprise Challenge.

Senator Hart gives second Chatham Lecture : Senator Gary Hart, candidate for the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party in 1984 and 1988, gave the second Chatham Lecture on 1 June under the auspices of Trinity College as part of its programme of special courts in anticipation of its 450th anniversary in 2005.

Chemistry web project to encourage potential applicants : An initiative to broaden iaccess to chemistry for post A-level students has been developed by a team of academic staff and students headed by Dr Karl Harrison, IT Co-ordinator and Training Officer at the University's New Chemistry Laboratory.

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