From today's UK papers 25 October

October 26, 2000

FINANCIAL TIMES

Just six years after e-mail and the internet emerged to become household worlds, the University of California at Los Angeles has launched an ongoing survey on the medium's impact on US society, politice and the economy

Dr Richard Dryden, a biologist art the University of Plymouth, has designed a sailing rig based on the bone structure of bat and brid wings

THE INDEPENDENT

The Government has unveiled an £10m initiative to set up a network of mobile classrooms to take adult education into remote rural communities

Lucy Hodges writes that initial hype about David Blunkett's cyber-university has given way to doubts, with critics now asking whether students will sign up at all

THE TIMES

Gary Tanaka, an American businessman, has donated £ million to Imperial College, London - one of the largest gifts to a British university

MISCELLANY

Acts of domestic violence are committed every six seconds and 999 calls reporting attacks are made every minute, according to figures in a nationwide report published by the University of London. Up to 5.7 million incidents of domestic violence occur every year and half of them are seen by children ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Times ).

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