London School of Performing Arts and Technology Launch
Following the footsteps of The Beatles on the Abbey Road zebra crossing are (l-r) Education Secretary Kenneth Baker, record label tycoon Richard Branson, Matt Goss of pop group Bros, record producer George Martin and Mark Featherstone-Witty, founder of the London School of Performing Arts and Technology. The school, which will open in Croydon in 1990, will be funded by the newly-created British Record Industry Trust and the Education department.
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Royal Visit - Salford University - Manchester
Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and Chancellor of Salford University, turns to look at a forest of waving banners as students demonstrate about their grievances on his arrival to preside at the court of Governors of the University. "The trouble with banners is that there is no time to read them all", the Duke told the court and, in a jocular mood, he asked members of the Court if they would like to comment on the annual report or "throw any ink pellets or paper darts or wave banners".
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King's College cattle
Cattle return to the rich pastures of King's College, Cambridge, for the first time since foot and mouth swept Britain 18 months ago. The cattle on Scholars' Piece - pasture owned by King's College - had been a part of the Cambridge landscape for decades. * and were a rare example of city livestock. King's College said the cows were back in their traditional home for a few days to act as extras in scenes for a film being made about the life of poet, and former Cambridge University student, Ted Hughes and his wife Sylvia Plath. *09/12/04: Cambridge is the best university in the world for science, according to new international rankings released. Old rivals Oxford came second, with both UK institutions beating wealthier US Ivy League universities in the Times Higher Education Supplement league table. The paper also reported that Cambridge had been given nearly 1 million to set up an endowment fund to honour renowned scientist Professor Stephen Hawking.