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June 14, 1996

Robert Gordon University. The Robert Gordon University has launched a Pounds 10 million fundraising campaign to create chairs and research fellowships in primary health care, heritage management, technology management and entrepreneurial development.

The university says it is targeting key areas where the professions are changing rapidly to meet new demands.

Principal David Kennedy says that RGU had benefited from the generosity of local entrepreneurs since its establishment in 1750 through a bequest from a merchant trader.

It is now calling on the business community to ensure that the vision shown by past benefactors in recognising the value of vocational education is shared across the centuries.

SEARCH FOR EX-SMOKERS

The University of Durham are seeking help from smokers in County Durham who have kicked the habit.

Philip Cheung and his team in the centre for health studies are looking for 1,000 ex-smokers to offer advice and help on how to stop.

The results of the study will be used to design a health education programme for use in hospitals and the community.

Please contact: Philip Cheung or Jo Hunt on 0191 374 2313. University of Durham, Old Shire Hall, Durham, DH1 3HP.

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