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November 17, 2000

Blair stands up for science
Tony Blair made an “unashamedly pro-science” speech to the Biotechnology Industry Conference in London today. He declared that he would not let the United Kingdom slip into an anti-science stance in the wake of public concerns over BSE, genetic modification and biotechnology.

Conference celebrates women in science
The achievements of women in engineering and science were celebrated today at the Athena Project Conference in London. The conference heard from six schemes under Athena, which focuses on the cultures, policies and personal factors that shape the careers of individual female academics.

UCL partners BT in research centre
University College London is to open a multimillion-pound research and postgraduate centre in Martlesham, Suffolk, in partnership with BTexact, BT's advanced communication technologies arm. The centre  — UCL @ Adastral.Park — will house up to 45 students and staff. It is due to open in the spring.

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