"Degrees in homoeopathy and herbalism could be scrapped after academics branded them 'quackery' and said they would damage their university’s reputation.
In an open letter to the vice-chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), academics said courses such as acupuncture contain a 'roll-call of quackery' and damage the institution’s hopes of being taken seriously.
Now the university has announced a review into the degrees after the first-year course in homeopathy, due to begin this term, was cancelled because of lack of interest.
Mike Eslea, a senior lecturer in UCLan’s School of Psychology, organised the letter criticising the introduction of a degree in Chinese herbal medicine."
-- Joanna Sugden, on the on-going fight against NewAge quackery in England, for the Times Online.