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November 28, 2000

The History Man dies
Universities were today mourning the death of author and academic Sir Malcolm Bradbury, who has died aged 68. He was as famous for his teaching skills as for his screenplays and novels.

Alternative medicine joins mainstream
Medical school curricula are likely to be revised to include complementary and alternative medicines. The House of Lords committee on science and technology recommended the move today following a year-long investigation.

Students march for gay rights 
Students were marching through the centre of Manchester today demanding equality for lesbians, gays and bisexuals and the repeal of Section 28.

Foundation degrees will debut in 2001
Forty foundation degree courses for 2,000 students will be offered from September 2001, the higher education funding council announced today. The two-year courses include e-business, tourism and professional photography and will be offered in conjunction with employers including British Telecom, the National Trust and the Association of Photographers.

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