From today's UK papers

April 9, 2001

Financial Times

The University of Cambridge again tops the FT 's "employer-oriented" league table of UK universities. (Weekend 7/8 April)

Although the universities of Oxford and Cambridge have a reputation for favouring their own, both have chosen academics from outside the fold to run their business schools — appointments that have proved to be great successes: Sandra Dawson of the Judge Institute and Anthony Hopwood of the Saïd Business School.

The Times

Tony Blair remains students' choice for prime minister, although they are less likely than the general voter to choose Labour, the annual Hobsons' national students survey has found.

A protein found in milk, not fat, is responsible for the epidemic of heart disease in the Western world, says Corrie McLachlan, a New Zealand scientist and chief executive of A2 Corporation, which plans to market milk containing only the "healthy" form in Australia and New Zealand.

Parents keen to engender an entrepreneurial spirit in their children should stop their pocket money, research from University College, London, and the Unicef Innocenti Research Centre in Florence has shown.

Elizabeth Teissier, France's most famous astrologer who advised François Mitterrand on matters of state, has been made a doctor by the Sorbonne in Paris for her 900-page thesis analysing the French intellectual elite's scornful approach to the study of astral vibrations .


Prostitution in Britain is worth more than £770 million a year, and the government could raise tax revenues of £250 million if it were legalised, according to research due to be presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference. ( The Financial Times, The Independent, The Guardian )

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