David Drewry, 52, visiting scholar at the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge and former director general of the British Council and president of the International Arctic Science Committee, is to be the next vice-chancellor of the University of Hull. He will join the university as vice-chancellor designate in November and succeed the present vice-chancellor, David Dilks, on his retirement, expected before the end of January 2000.
Gerry McKenna, a biomedical scientist and pro-vice-chancellor (research) has been appointed vice-chancellor at the University of Ulster. He will take up the post in October, when the present vice-chancellor, Lord Smith of Clifton, retires.
Drummond Bone, 51, senior vice-principal of the University of Glasgow, has been appointed principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. He will succeed the present principal, Norman Gowar, next February.
Charles Hennessy, a founding partner in the Glasgow firm of Hennessy Bowie and Co and a senior tutor and lecturer at Glasgow University; senior Scottish advocate Michael Jones QC; Scott Slorach, principal lecturer and head of curriculum development at Nottingham Trent Law School; and John Sturrock, director of training and education for the Faculty of Advocates have all been appointed visiting professors of law at the University of Strathclyde. They will contribute to a new collaboration between the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow in presenting the diploma in legal practice.
David Warner, who has been seconded from the University of Central England as principal and chief exective of Swansea Institute of Higher Education, now takes the post permanently.
Patric Hendershott, professor of finance and public policy and holder of the John W. Galbreath chair in real estate at Ohio State University, becomes professor of property economics and finance at the University of Aberdeen.
Valerie Worth, senior lecturer in French at King's College, London, has been appointed professor of French at Oxford Brookes University from September.
Simon James, who has led research on the role of further education in regional and economic development for the Further Education Development Agency in London, is to become regional manager for FEDA in the Northeast.