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January 18, 2001

Protesting lecturers risk wages
Lecturers taking part in the national dispute over pay were told this week that they will not be paid until "normal working" is resumed. 

Warwick warns of elitist claims
Higher education is still vulnerable to claims of elitism, Diana Warwick, chief executive of Universities UK, has warned. But Lady Warwick, giving Strathclyde University’s Alexander Stone lecture in rhetoric, said universities had been successful in expanding access, especially for women.

Notts under pressure over BAT cash
Nottingham University came under renewed pressure from cancer research chiefs this week to reconsider its acceptance of £3.8 million from British American Tobacco. The Cancer Research Campaign, which donates £1.5 million a year to the university, is conducting a ballot of its volunteers on whether it should take further steps to register its disapproval.

Science Museum celebrates psychology
An exhibition celebrating a century of psychology in Britain will be launched at the Science Museum in London today. The exhibition is the museum's first major foray into psychology.

Huntingdon shares soar
Huntingdon Life Sciences, the drug testing laboratory targeted by animal activists, saw its shares surge nearly 100 per cent today on hopes it could secure funding from a North American firm.


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