UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF Christopher McGuigan, reader in medicinal chemistry, school of pharmacy; Lynne Boddy, reader in the school of pure and applied biology; Robert John, reader in biochemistry in the school of molecular and medical biosciences.
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX Anthony Fielding, reader, professor in human geography; Raphael Kaplinsky, fellow of the institute of development studies, professorial fellow;David Gann, senior fellow in the science policy research unit, professorial fellow.
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH John Joseph, former chair of English language and linguistics at the University of Hong Kong, chair of applied linguistics.
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Dorothy Edgington, senior lecturer in philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, has been appointed temporary professor of philosophy from October 1995 to April 2001, replacing Christopher Peacocke during his tenure of the Leverhulme research professorship.
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY Gareth Thomas, dean of the faculty of languages and European studies, University of the West of England, has been appointed pro vice chancellor (academic development).