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I have the following script for writing an academic cv:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=3cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{array, xcolor}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{longtable}
\definecolor{lightgray}{gray}{0.8}
\newcolumntype{L}{>{\raggedleft}p{0.14\textwidth}}
\newcolumntype{R}{p{0.8\textwidth}}
\newcommand\VRule{\color{lightgray}\vrule width 0.5pt}

\title{\bfseries\Huge Name}
\date{}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
%
%
\section*{Personal Details}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline
Address: & blah blah blah\\
& blah\\
& blah\vspace{5pt}\\
Phone: & +44 123 245676\vspace{5pt}\\
Email: & emailAdreSS.com 
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Education}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
2011--present & PhD, Somewhere\vspace{5pt}\\
2010--2011 & MSc, Somewhere else\vspace{5pt}\\
2007--2010 & BSc, Some other place
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Research Experience}


%
%
\section*{Scholarships and Awards}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
Sept. 2007 & \\
Sept. 2010 & \\
Oct. 2011 & 
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Additional experience}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
&\textbullet Driving License, Full Clean\\
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Referee}
\end{document}

The only problem that I am experiencing is how to write the section on Research Experience. For this I require the year on the left column (i.e. same as other sections) but I would like a paragraph on the right where I can provide a description of the tasks undertaken. What would be the best way of doing this? Keeping in mind that the section will probably extend to the second page.

thanks in advance.

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Simply replace tabular by longtable as

\section*{Scholarships and Awards}
\begin{longtable}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
Sept. 2007 & \lipsum[1] \\
Sept. 2010 & \lipsum[2] \\
Oct. 2011 & \lipsum[3]
\end{longtable}

The full MWE:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=3cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{array, xcolor}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{longtable}
\definecolor{lightgray}{gray}{0.8}
\newcolumntype{L}{>{\raggedleft}p{0.14\textwidth}}
\newcolumntype{R}{p{0.8\textwidth}}
\newcommand\VRule{\color{lightgray}\vrule width 0.5pt}

\title{\bfseries\Huge Name}
\date{}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
%
%
\section*{Personal Details}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline
Address: & blah blah blah\\
& blah\\
& blah\vspace{5pt}\\
Phone: & +44 123 245676\vspace{5pt}\\
Email: & emailAdreSS.com
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Education}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
2011--present & PhD, Somewhere\vspace{5pt}\\
2010--2011 & MSc, Somewhere else\vspace{5pt}\\
2007--2010 & BSc, Some other place
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Research Experience}


%
%
\section*{Scholarships and Awards}
\begin{longtable}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
Sept. 2007 & \lipsum[1] \\
Sept. 2010 & \lipsum[2] \\
Oct. 2011 & \lipsum[3]
\end{longtable}
%
%
\section*{Additional experience}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R}
\hline\\
&\textbullet Driving License, Full Clean\\
\end{tabular}
%
%
\section*{Referee}
\end{document}
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