University of Cambridge
Nick Tippler , former registrar at Homerton College, has been appointed head of admission at the board of graduate studies.
Tom Hinchcliffe , chairman of BCS Computer Conservation Society (North), former managing director with Ferranti/ICL and winner of Japan's Naruto Medal in 1998, has been elected chairman of the university's council.
Department for Education and Skills
Richard Handover , group chief executive of WH Smith has been appointed chair of the Adult Learning Inspectorate; David Hopkins, professor of education at the University of Nottingham and a chair of Leicester City LEA Partnership Board, has been appointed director of the Standards and Effectiveness Unit.
British Veterinary Association
Leo Jeffcott , professor and dean of the veterinary school at the University of Cambridge received the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal for 2001 from the association in recognition of his long and outstanding services.
Scottish Library Association
Derek Law , professor in the information strategy directorate at the University of Strathclyde, has been invested as president of the association for 2002.
General Teaching Council for Scotland
Douglas Weir , professor of social studies education at the University of Strathclyde, has been elected vice convener of the council (2001-2005) and will also chair the council's investigating committee.
Geological Society of London
Wollaston Medal: Rudolf Trumpy , professor at ETH Zurich.
Lyell Medal: Andrew Smith , professor, Natural History Museum.
Murchison Medal: David Price , professor at University College London.
Coke Medal: John Cope , professor at University College of Wales, Cardiff.
Prestwich Medal: Adrian Rushton , Natural History Museum.
William Smith Medal: Nicholas Ambraseys , Imperial College.
Aberconway Medal: Andrew Mackenzie , BP Amoco.
R.H.Worth Prize: David Thompson , Keele University.
Wollaston Fund: Richard Worden , University of Liverpool.
Lyell Fund: Simon Turner , University of Bristol.
Murchison Fund: Philip Donoghue , University of Birmingham.
William Smith Fund: Simon Stewart , BP Amoco.
Distinguished Service Award: Peter J. Smith , Open University.