I would like to correct an inaccurate statement that appeared in your journal on November 28, 1988, under the title "University Briefs" (page 5).

The British University Grants Committee has recognized the distinguished contributions to sedimentology made by Reading University by asking it to form a postgraduate department devoted to research and advanced (postgraduate) teaching in that field. The Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology that has resulted is in the process of a rapid expansion and re-equipping and will speedily become by far the largest group of sedimentologists working in the British university sector. Professor Max Coleman is my recently appointed and valued colleague, but it is I who am charged with the task of directing the work of the PRIS. My colleagues and I are engaged in a wide variety of fundamental sedimentological research, but we are all well aware of the importance of extending our activities toward the...

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