On the move

March 3, 2000

Sir Robert May, chief scientific adviser to the government, has been nominated for the office of president of the Royal Society by the Royal Society's council. If successful in April's election, he will succeed Sir Aaron Klug in the autumn.

Bob Fryer, director of distributed learning at Ufi, the company behind learndirect, has been appointed director of policy and external relations.

Dave Prentis, deputy general secretary of public service union Unison since its formation in 1993, has been elected general secretary of Unison. He will take over from Rodney Bickerstaffe, who retires at the end of this year.

Richard Brook, who is on leave of absence from Oxford University, where he is Cookson professor and professor of materials science, has had his appointment as chief executive and deputy chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council extended to September next year. He has held the post since the council was formed in 1994.

David Secher, former director of drug development at the Cancer Research Campaign, has been named director of research services at the University of Cambridge.

Mark Hanson, former professor of foetal and neonatal physiology at University College London, has been appointed leader of the new Centre for Foetal Origins of Adult Disease at the University of Southampton.

Darren Sproston, former head of music and assistant head of performing arts at Rowley Regis College, West Midlands, has been appointed head of music at the University of Wolverhampton.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns