Sandra Dawson, 52, professor of management studies and director of the Judge Institute of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed master of Sidney Sussex College. The college, which went co-educational in the 1970s, is the first former men's college to elect a woman as master.
Professor Dawson will take up the post in July 1999, when the present master, Gabriel Horn, retires.
Robert Hawley, 62, non-executive chairman of INBIS Group, ERAtech, Colt Telecom Group and Tricorder Technology, an adviser to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Investment Bank, chairman designate of the Engineering Council and former chief executive of Rolls-Royce's industrial power group, has been appointed chairman of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. He will replace the current chairman, Peter Williams, on April 1 next year and will then leave his position as a member of PPARC's council. This vacancy will be filled later.
Anthony Ledwith, 65, president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, head of chemistry at Sheffield University and former head of group research for the glass-making company Pilkington, has been appointed chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He replaces Alan Rudge next April.