From today's UK papers

November 7, 2000


The government has been accused by Vincent Watts, vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia, of promising "hush money" to universities to keep them quiet in the run-up to the general election.


A way to prevent the potentially fatal liver damage caused by paracetamol overdoses has been found by scientists at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.


Frescoes almost 2,000 years old have been unearthed near Pompeii during the excavation of a building thought to have been an ancient luxury hotel.

Children whose brains are damaged in serious accidents can develop into acutely anti-social teenagers after years of normal behaviour, researchers from the Institute of Child Health in London are to reveal.

Guardian Education:

Some of the UK's top medical schools are criticised for being below par.

Asian women can still face an uphill battle getting to university even though they have the necessary grades.

Retailer Iceland is planning to help parents feed their student children from a distance.

Sir Colin Campbell, vice-chancellor of Nottingham University, calls for courses to be charged according to their market value
Graham Joyce, a prizewinning novelist and creative writing lecturer, believes the art of fiction can be taught
Commercial potential has helped boost grants for life sciences
Is there still a role for the Workers' Educational Association now we are all entering the learning and skills age?

Nick Tester pays his last respects to the further education funding council

Islington's plans to remain an education authority


Children who routinely eat too many sweets could be genetically predisposed to alcoholism in later life, according to a study of drinking behaviour from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. ( Independent, Daily Telegraph )

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