KING ALFRED'S COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. The following professorial titles have been conferred: Michael Llewellyn, head of the school of science, technology and design; Alan Penny, reader in the school of education; William Wardle, head of the school of education.
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
The following have been awarded personal chairs in English studies: Roderick Watson and Neil Keeble.
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
The following chairs have been awarded to: Stephen Mobbs, former senior lecturer in the department of applied mathematical studies, developmental chair in atmospheric dynamics; Nigel Smith, senior lecturer at UMIST, chair of construction project management in the department of civil engineering; Roger Pollard, senior lecturer, developmental chair in high frequency measurements in the department of electronic and electrical engineering.
ANGLIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
The title of professor of law has been conferred on John White, head of the department of law based at Chelmsford.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUGHBOROUGH
Roy Kalawsky, former visiting professor at the University of Hull, responsible for the UK's first virtual environmental laboratory at British Aerospace, has been appointed professor of virtual reality.