Issue 85, 19 November 1999
The disease of a thousand faces «
Shimmer project to launch in 2000 «
People in profile «
Fleming's early research is honoured «
Library changes «
New facility «
Hats off to the Civil Engineering Contractors' Association «
A word with Chris Wise «
Regular Features
In Brief «
Media Mentions «
Noticeboard «

In Brief

Sir James Stubblefield
Sir James Stubblefield, former Director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum of Practical Geology, died recently aged 98. Imperial's oldest Fellow was awarded the honour in 1962. A Royal scholar within the Royal College of Science, Sir James became a member of College staff in 1923. He was a palaeontologist and an expert on British fossil fuel deposits.

Advice for Bangladesh government
The Bangladesh government is considering advice from Martin Hession, lecturer in environmental law at Imperial College, which best highlights its chances for a fair representation at the World Trade Organisation on 30 November.

Martin has been involved in talks on developing negotiations to be initiated by a ministerial declaration. Issues are likely to include technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phyto sanitary measures and the introduction of eco and social labels on products.

Emeritus professor Felix Weinberg, FRS, senior research fellow, department of chemical engineering, has been awarded the 1999 Smolenski Medal of the Polish Academy of Science, in recognition of his contributions to combustion physics.

Simon Bland, plasma physics group PhD student, has won 1000 from the Rank prize funds.

At a symposium on soft x-ray detectors, Simon gave a talk entitled 'X-ray diagnosis of wire array Z-pinch implosions'. The Opto-Electronics Committee prize was awarded for the best contributed paper by a younger delegate.

Memorandum of Agreement
Imperial College has reached a Memorandum of Agreement with the British Geological Survey. At a signing ceremony attended by Professor John Beddington, director of the T H Huxley School, Dr David Falvey, director of BGS signed the Agreement. The rector signed earlier in the year.

The Memorandum provides for increasing cooperation between BGS and Imperial College staff and offers the potential for equipment sharing and cooperation on research and teaching. A visit by key BGS staff to the Huxley School is planned for later in the term.

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