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Issue 483, 5 June 2002


Senior teaching fellow and Leeds University Rugby League coach Dr. Martin Crick was named coach of the year at the student Rugby League annual awards ceremony in Salford. The University was named club of the year.

Professor Ian Hughes has been honoured by the Reial Academia de Farmacia de Catalunya by admisssion to the Royal Academy as Academic Correspondent. Professor Hughes received the medal and scroll at a ceremony in the 12th century hall of the Reial Academia in Barcelona. The award recognises the work of Professor Hughes in the development of the teaching of pharmacology at a European level.

Biology research fellow Dr Graham Askew was awarded the Westminster medal at the SET for Britain annual reception for Britain's top young scientists, engineers and technologists at the House of Commons.

The Rheumatology Unit at Leeds has won the highly prestigious Eular Prize for the outstanding contribution to rheumatology in Europe. The award will be made in June in Stockholm and is the first occasion a British unit has won this award.

Brian Page OBE – who retired as director of the language centre (then the foreign language teaching unit) in 1990 – has been awarded a Comenius Fellowship by the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) in recognition of successful long-term endeavour in language teaching and learning in a local and regional context, as well as at national or international level.

English lecturer Dr Francis O'Gorman has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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