Royal protest at Essex
A visit by the Queen to Essex University was disrupted when six anti-monarchy protesters were ejected from a ceremony to celebrate the university's 40th anniversary. The Queen did not respond to the outburst, although it interrupted a speech by the vice-chancellor, Ivor Crewe.
Kealey to get enterprise award
Terence Kealey, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, is to be announced as the recipient of the National Free Enterprise Award.
Uni for sale
Students have put Exeter University up for sale in a £10 million spoof auction on the internet site eBay in protest against cuts at the university.
Pre-school education leads to better exams results
Pre-school educated children do best in national tests of reading, writing and maths at the age of seven, a study by education researchers has found. But children whose experience of education begins as young as two are also more likely to develop antisocial behaviour, research from Oxford, London and Nottingham universities concludes.
Bone marrow cells 'may cause cancer'
The textbook explanation of the cause of common cancers may have to change following a discovery that links bone marrow cells to stomach cancer and probably lung, liver, cervical and other cancers. The finding is reported in the journal Science .