No. 4542 Thursday 9 March 2000 Vol. 130

Continued funding for lymphoma research at Oxford : Researchers at the University's Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences have received a grant for over £1 million from the Leukaemia Research Fund (LRF) to continue and develop the work of their Immunodiagnostics Unit, located within the Department.

Recurrent HEFCE grant for 2000–1 announced : The recurrent grant for 2000–1 to Oxford University from the Higher Education Funding Council was announced last week.

Oxford research promises an end to coeliac disease : New treatments for coeliac disease came a step closer this month, when university researchers from the Institute of Molecular Medicine and the Nuffield Department of Gastroenterology published the results of a study into the `toxic fraction' of gluten, which triggers coeliac disease, in Nature Medicine.

UK could become wine-producing hotspot : The south of England could overtake France as a wine-growing region due to the effects of global warming, and southern coastal Scotland could also be producing wine within fifty years, following a predicted temperature rise of up to 2 degrees centigrade, according to research carried out by scientists at the University's Environmental Change Institute.

Scholars view Monckton papers : The archive of Walter Monckton, first Viscount of Brenchley, attracted unprecedented attention when ten boxes of his papers were released for research.

New Chair of Management Studies : Professor Paul Willman, D.Phil., Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations at the London Business School, has been appointed to the Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School.

Oxford Law triumph : Students from the University scooped half the six winning entries in this year's Times Law Awards announced this month.

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