January 5, 1996

THE ROYAL SOCIETY. Aaron Klug, director of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, has been elected president of the Royal Society, from December 1 for five years. He succeeds Michael Atiyah.


The Association of Commonwealth Universities has announced membership of its council for 1995-96. Chair: Peter Inglott, rector of the University of Malta; vice- chair: James Downey, president and vice chancellor, University of Waterloo, Canada; hon. treasurer: Colin Maiden, New Zealand; immediate past president: Maxwell Irvine, principal and vice chancellor, University of Aberdeen; members: Dato' Haji Abu Bakar bin Habi Apong, University of Brunei Darussalam; G. Benneh, vice chancellor, University of Ghana; Cham Tao Soon, president, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Ikramul Haq Dar, vice chancellor, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore;

K. Edwards, vice chancellor, University of Leicester; G. Gale, vice chancellor, University of Western Australia; M. Hanen, president and vice chancellor, University of Winnipeg; L. Holborow, vice chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; R. Ianni, president and vice chancellor, University of Windsor, Canada; A. Ilemobade, vice chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria; R. King, vice chancellor, University of Humberside; Richard Luce, vice chancellor, University of Buckingham; D. McNichol, vice chancellor and principal, University of Sydney, Australia; Dato'Mohd. Sham bin Mohd. Sani, vice chancellor, National University of Malaysia; E. Mokgokong, principal, Medical University of Southern Africa; N. Nigam, vice chancellor, Goa University; E. Parr-Johnston, president and vice chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada; G. Randhawa, vice chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India; M. Shahjahan, vice chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; B. Shapiro, principal and vice chancellor, McGill University, Canada; A. Siwela, vice chancellor, University of Zambia; P. Ssebuwufu, vice chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda;

P. Toyne, vice chancellor and chief executive, Liverpool John Moores University; S. Verma, vice chancellor, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, India; S. Vyas, director, Banasthali Vidyapith, India; G. Wilson, vice chancellor and president, Central Queensland University.

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