The Reporter
Issue 486, 25 November 2002
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Kim Philby's passport

Kim Philby's passport is one of the gems in a stunning literary and artistic collection presented to the University Library by Fay and Geoffrey Elliot. Highlights include original manuscripts by Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh. See the full story.


Gene is evolutionary link to humans' bigger brains
Researchers at Leeds have identified the gene which gives us bigger brains.
Which came first – the writing or the egg?
Eulogies following the death of a loved one in medieval Egypt were written on ostrich eggs.
Campusweb keeps you in the know
The latest news and information for staff and students is now available through a redesigned intranet.
Human rights act has little impact on the courts
The Human Rights Act has not had the anticipated impact on the legal system in England and Wales.
GPs miss over three million diagnoses
Depression is one of the most common reasons people see their GP.
Literary treasures for Leeds library
Original manuscripts by Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh are among a new collection presented to the Library.
Helping researchers manage the data mountain – the new Informatics Institute
From huge databanks of molecular structures to the UK census or the intricacies of animal behaviour, academics handle enormous amounts of data, which informatics helps them use to its full potential.
Shell leader returns to Leeds
Chairman of Royal Dutch/ Shell Group and Leeds graduate Philip Watts visited the University this month.
Lotteries, literature and birthday parties
A free evening of readings by nine contemporary poets, including Dr John Whale, is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the literary journal, Stand.


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