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December 19, 2000

OU vice-chancellor leaves for Unesco
Sir John Daniel, vice-chancellor of the Open University, is to be assistant director general of Unesco from next spring. Sir John said it would be a “wrench” to leave “this remarkable university”.

Customers tricked by oversized packaging
Manufacturers are deliberately trying to trick customers with oversized packaging that conceals the amount of a product inside, according to research by the Manchester School of Management for the Consumers’ Association.

Ecstasy drug can cause lasting damage
New evidence that the drug Ecstasy can cause lasting psychological damage was presented to the British Psychological Society’s meeting in London today, by Valerie Curran of University College London.

BMA urges MPs to vote for stem cell research
The British Medical Association is urging MPs to vote in favour of an amendment to the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act that would allow embryonic stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.

Review group holds first meeting
The ministerial review group set up in the wake of the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s examinations fiasco met for the first time today. It includes parents, pupils and educationists.

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