Gerald Wakefield, leading expert in international telecoms law and regulation and electronic technology law, professor of law; Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball professor of mathematics, University of Oxford, professor of geometry.
Visiting professors have been appointed to the following colleges: Camberwell College of Arts - Alan Donnithorne, chief restorer of drawings at Windsor Castle, former head of Western pictorial art at the British Museum; Mike Leigh, writer and film director; Cathy de Monchaux, artist, exhibitor at the Hayward Gallery.
Central St Martins - Mona Hatoum, fine artist; Tina Keane, artist and lecturer specialising in video installation; Phillipe Starck, architect and designer.
Chelsea - David Chipperfield, architect, founder and director of 9H Gallery and winner of Premio Palladio 1993; Matt Mullican, artist, authority in art and cyberspace; Susan Buck Morse, professor of political philosophy at Cornell University.
London College of Fashion - Peter Gorb, former deputy chief executive of Burton's, visiting professor, University of Westminster; Colin McDowell, costume historian and broadcaster specialising in 20th-century fashion; Helen Storey, fashion designer.
London College of Printing - Michael Barnard, director of Macmillan Ltd, chairman of Macmillan Production, Macmillan Distribution and Macmillan New Media Investments; Laurie Taylor, broadcaster, and THES columnist.
Emeritus professorship: Eileen Hogan, artist and former dean of applied arts and graphic design, Camberwell College of Arts.
The following readers have been appointed to professorships: Paul Bolwell, professor of plant biochemistry; Alison Brown, Italian Renaissance history; Colin Haslam, accounting and business strategy, David Wiles, theatre. Michael Cooke, former head of chemical sciences section, professor of analytical chemistry.
University of Wales, Cardiff
David Evans, formerly of the University of Wales Swansea, has been appointed to the chair in pure mathematics; Andrew Grubb, formerly King's College London, chair in medical law; John Turnbull, University of Leeds, chair in human resources management.
Valerie Smith, marine microbiologist and reader in the school of environmental and evolutionary biology at the University of St Andrews has been awarded a Wellcome visiting professorship in the microbiological sciences and will lecture at Florida International University in Miami. The visiting professorship is administered by the American Society for Microbiology and sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Visiting professors elected for three years in the business school: Tim Congdon, City economist, non-executive director of two investment trusts and of Highland Timber plc, member of the Treasury's panel (1992-97); Ann Robinson, former senior lecturer in politics at the University of Wales College, Cardiff, director general of the National Association of Pension Funds, member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the board of academic governors of Richmond College, London and the Commonwealth Institute; Nick Morris, co-founder and chief executive of London Economics, former deputy director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies; Bridget Rosewell, chairman and founder director of Business Strategies Ltd., chief economic adviser to the British Retail Consortium, member of the Treasury's select committee on monetary policy.
Winifred Crombie, member of staff in the university's school of Maaori and Pacific Development, has been appointed associate professor.
Claire Hale, senior lecturer in nursing at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Kathleen Raven chair of clinical nursing in the school of healthcare studies.