As I have reported on other occasions our marine centre at Cape d’Aguilar has been undergoing a major refurbishment and expansion. We now have a topping out date – 28th December. I visited the site this week to check it out myself and it is making good progress. The week was dominated by the closing stages of the promotion-tenure process which is always a rather hard time as you try to ensure that decisions are taken that are fair to both the individuals applying and to the institution. This round is the largest we have had while I have been dean – 11 cases.