UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: David Alexander, senior lecturer, now has a personal chair in mental health (psychotherapy).
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON: Personal chairs have been conferred on: Pat Hendra (chemistry) and Paul Tyler (oceanography) previously readers.
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX: The following appointments to chairs took effect on January 1, 1995: Michael Dunford (senior lecturer in geography), chair of economic geography; Peter Smith (director of the Centre for Research into Cross-Cultural Organisation and Management and Roffey Park Management Institute), professor of social psychology; William Walker (director of research, Science Policy Research Unit), professorial fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit; Edward Hinds (professor of physics at Yale University), chair in experimental physics; Harry Rajak (King's College, London), chair in law.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH: The following have been awarded personal chairs: Malcolm Sainsbury (reader in chemistry) and Ian Williams (reader in chemistry).
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD: Margaret Wilkins, has been appointed visiting professor at the school of music, Queen's University Belfast.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK: Colin Divall has been appointed professor of railway studies and the university's first head of the institute of railway studies.
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY: Ian Mason, former senior lecturer in the department of languages, has been appointed to the new chair of interpreting and translating.