No. 4523 Thursday 7 October 1999 Vol. 130

New Institute of Orthopaedic Research unveiled : A new Institute of Orthopaedic Research is to be built at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Appeal launched for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies : The Michael Aris Memorial Trust for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies has been launched, to create and endow posts, studentships, and resources at the University and provide in this country the first institutional base for these subjects.

Revolution in Naples explored at University : The bicentenary of the Neapolitan revolution of 1799, which began with the flight of the King of Naples and saw the occupation of the city by French troops and the creation of a short-lived republic, was marked by a conference held at St Hugh's College from 24 to 26 September.

Regional Liaison Director appointed : Joe Barclay has recently joined the University to take up a new role as Regional Liaison Director.

Astronomers win £1.1 million grant : Scientists at the Astrophysics Sub-department of Physics have been awarded a grant for over £1.1 million by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), to host the UK Gemini Support Group.

Study highlights ambulance workers' stress : A round 20 per cent of ambulance workers may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric symptoms, according to a study by clinical psychologists Sue Clohessy and Professor Anke Ehlers at the University's Department of Psychiatry.

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