Professor Hugh Mellor has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor until 31 December 2001. His chief responsibilities will be academic co-ordination of the University's submissions for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and advising the Vice-Chancellor on support for the humanities.
One of the long-standing mysteries of the sea-floor has been solved. In this week's Nature, scientists from the University of Cambridge set out a model which shows why hot springs occurring deep beneath the ocean can never reach temperatures of more than 400 degrees centigrade.
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who will be giving his views on the upcoming Intergovernmental Conference.