While we were delighted with your coverage of our new medical school (AJ 4.10.01), there is one area of your report which is not quite correct. Our unique 'Centre of the Cell' has indeed attracted a £70,000 National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) grant. However, this will not fund the centre per se, but merely enable us to produce a plan and funding strategy. In order to realise our ambition of introducing East-End 11 and 12 year olds to medical science, we will actually need to raise £1 million to fit out and run the centre.
If any of your readers are inspired by this notion and might be able to help, please let me know.
Julian S Robinson, projects director, Queen Mary University of London