Nobels join UCL protest

November 15, 2002

Three Nobel laureates, two fellows of University College London and a High Court judge have all signed a petition expressing concern at the proposal to merge with Imperial College London. More than 50 professors at UCL have joined the protest, dubbed the Campaign for UCL. Hundreds of staff and alumni are also on the list.

Signatories include Sir James Black, Sir Andrew Huxley and Bert Sakmann - who each won the Nobel prize for medicine, in 1988, 1963 and 1991 respectively - and judge Sir Gavin Lightman.

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