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Parliament Takes Aim at Royal Society

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Science  15 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5558, pp. 1212
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5558.1212a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- A showdown is looming between Britain's oldest and most respected scientific institution and the U.K.'s House of Commons. Responding to long-standing concerns over elitism and discrimination against women at the Royal Society, the Commons' Select Committee for Science and Technology has launched a probe of how the society and similar institutions should use public money and how they elect members.