On Durham University’s acceptance of a donation from British American Tobacco – Debating the Ethical Issues

Sarah Atkinson, Associate Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities, has written to Durham Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Higgins to request the University reject a donation of £125,000 from a tobacco firm to help fund scholarships for women from Afghanistan. Download her Letter to Professor Chis Higgins re British American Tobacco and read more about this issue on the BBC Web Site and the Durham University student newspaper, Palatinate. The CMH Smoking Interest Group has also written to the Vice-Chancellor urging ‘the University to reject all offers of money from the tobacco industry, for whatever purpose.’ Their letter is here.


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