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February 6, 2004

Greenfield's not a jolly good fellow, say irate scientists
A split has developed within the Royal Society over the nomination of Baroness Greenfield for a fellowship. While supporters say the Oxford University professor is an inspirational figure with an outstanding record as a communicator, her detractors say she has become a celebrated figure largely because of her short skirts rather than her contribution to science. Fellows said yesterday that a decision to elect the Oxford University neuroscientist would be an "insult" to more eminent scientists still waiting for the honour. Some have threatened to resign.
( Daily Telegraph, Times, Times Higher )
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