UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
David Owen was elected to the office of chancellor of the university with effect from January 1, 1996. The vice-chancellor said: "I believe that Lord Owen, like his eminent predecessors in office, will serve our university with great distinction and dedication."
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Louise Norster, community dance animateur in Cheshire, dance co-ordinator and manager of Campusdance.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ST MARTIN, LANCASTER
Paul Ramsey, senior assistant secretary Aberdeen University, to be college secretary and clerk to governors; Jim Rogers, senior assistant finance officer, to head of finance.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH
Michael Hopkins has been appointed director of information services.
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Anthony Strugnell, reader in enlightenment studies, general editor of the studies on Voltaire and the 18th century.
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Colin Bird, chair of pathology, has been elected dean of the faculty of medicine.