Channel Four news presenter Jon Snow is to take up the role of chancellor at Oxford Brookes University next Tuesday. He succeeds Baroness Kennedy.
Nairn Wilson, president of the General Dental Council, has been appointed head of the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute at King's College London.
Sarah Ball, former chief scientist of the Royal Horticultural Society and technical director of the Horticultural Development Council, has been appointed director of the Science Council, the representative body for learned and professional societies in the scientific field.
Julie Grant, head of geography at the Howard School in Gillingham, Kent, has become president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
Canterbury Christ Church University College has appointed three new faculty heads: Hilary Fraser, former professor of English at the University of Western Australia and visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, becomes dean of arts; Keith Gwilym, a member of the college's governing body, becomes dean of the faculty of business and sciences; Margaret Andrews, member of the board of governors of the Royal College of Nursing Institute, becomes professor and dean of the faculty of health.
Thames Valley University has appointed three new deans/pro vice-chancellors: Lois Crooke, professor of health and human sciences; Colin Lawson, professor, faculty of music, media and creative technologies, former professor of performance studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London; David Green, professor, faculty of professional studies, former professor of economics and dean of Leeds Metropolitan University's Business School.
St Christopher's Hospice has appointed David Oliviere, principal lecturer in palliative care at Middlesex University, director of education and training and head of its international study centre.
Eoin O'Reilly, professor and head of the physics department at the University of Surrey, has been appointed head of a research team at the National Microelectronics Research Centre, University College Cork.
Anne Glover, department of molecular and cell biology, University of Aberdeen; Malcolm Anderson, professor of physical geography and assistant director at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, and Chris Andrews, former chairman and managing director of Rhodia Limited, have been appointed to the Natural Environment Research Council. Pamela Castle and Richard Hardman have been reappointed.