LSE denies Clinton professorship
The London School of Economics today denied rumours that former US president Bill Clinton is to be offered a visiting professorship. Speculation is rife that LSE director Anthony Giddens has been in touch with Mr Clinton to offer him a post. But an LSE spokeswoman said: “Bill Clinton and Anthony Giddens are quite close on their ideology, but no way has he been offered a professorship.” Mr Clinton will give a guest lecture at the LSE in December.
NHS buys private heart hospital
A ground-breaking deal will return a private hospital to the National Health Service. University College London Hospitals will take over a specialist cardiac facility, the Heart Hospital, near London’s Harley Street. The trust is acquiring the hospital for £.5 million using special government funds.
Arts researchers battle for funding
Researchers are battling to win funding for collaborative research centres in the arts. The 15 shortlisted projects - ranging from a music and dance performance centre to one focusing on the history of the book - stand to win up to £875,000 each over five years from the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The winners will be announced in November.