There is a new face in the English Department. Prof. Richard Lansdowne has joined the staff having come from Australia. Born in the UK and educated at UCL, he is an expert on Romantic literature and has written extensively in this area. He is particularly interested in Austen, Byron, Keats, Shelley and Wordsworth. In his sojourn in Australia he also developed research interests in western ideas of the Pacific. He is readjusting his ideas of Geography to encompass the province of Groningen.