It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Professor Julius Lipner, who is a Fellow of the British Academy, is to be made an Honorary Fellow at the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion. Professor Lipner began his career at Birmingham University before moving to the University of Cambridge in 1975, where in due course he became Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion. He has lectured widely in the UK and abroad, and has been appointed Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor in a number of universities both nationally and internationally. Professor Lipner has published a number of books and many journal articles and has made several radio and TV appearances. He is also a member of the editorial board of several international journals. His special fields of study are Vedantic thought, the intellectual milieu of 19th century Bengal, and inter-cultural and inter-religious understanding, with special reference to the Hindu and Christian traditions. One of his research projects at present is the theory and practice of Hindu image-worship. As it is one of the stated aims of the centre to further the understanding of compassion within the context of the great world religions we are especially delighted that so eminent a scholar of Hinduism will be joining our team at the DLCC.