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.
The Lord Chancellor and Professor John Baker, the current Downing Professor of the Laws of England, inspecting computer facilities in the Maitland Legal History Room.