From today's UK papers

June 19, 2001

Financial Times

Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, is to conduct a review of schools and further education to examine attitudes to business, enterprise and the economy among students and teachers.


A revival in nuclear energy in Britain may follow the Performance and Innovation Unit's report that renewable energy cannot meet anticipated demand.

Welsh education minister Jane Davidson will push Westminster to follow Scotland and abolish up-front university tuition fees.

Profile of Margaret Hodge, the new minister for post-school education. Once a fervent radical on Islington council, she is now a realist with a respect for both public and private sectors.

Thames Valley University has been reborn under its new vice-chancellor Ken Barker.


The University of Nottingham faces continuing protests at its £3.8m deal with the tobacco company BAT but vice-chancellor Sir Colin Campbell remains defiant.

Astronomers at University College London have taken one of the most detailed photographs yet of a massive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy.

Daily Telegraph

A study of twins has shown that genes influence political attitudes (University of Western Ontario).


Racial harassment holds back black and Asian doctors despite the vital role they play in the National Health Service, says the King's Fund, an independent health thinktank. ( Guardian , Times )

The academic performance of children who attend school near an airport is damaged by exposure to aircraft noise, research at Queen Mary and Westfield College has found. ( Independent , Times )

Scientists at the University of Maryland have discovered two species of dinosaur, including a "bizarre" creature that was vegetarian although it was related to the giant predator Tyrannosaurus rex . ( Independent , Times )

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