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Thoughts on Jo Grady’s letter to the Trinity dons

Here’s Jo Grady’s open letter and I think it’s worth some thinking about. Trinity College Cambridge, the one who’s Great Court is supposed to feature in Chariots of Fire, is rich. It is rich because of endowments given to it … Continue reading

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A Masterful letter from Athene Donald.

Athene Donald, the Master of Churchill College Cambridge has written a letter to Alistair Jarvis at UUK. It talks of clarity and is a model of clarity. It expresses in a few word, a concern voiced several times on this … Continue reading

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The rotten boroughs of the Isis and the Fens – Mike Otsuka

On the implausibility of the Registrar’s denial of disproportionate Oxbridge influence In an article in the Guardian entitled ‘Universities strike blamed on vote by Oxbridge colleges’, Richard Adams reports that “the employers’ backing” of “policies resulting in the harsh cuts” … Continue reading

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Oxford’s and Cambridge’s role in the demise of USS – Mike Otsuka

To be more precise: what follows is an account of the role of these two universities, and their constituent colleges, in the demise of USS as a multi-employer scheme that promises a decent, defined benefit (DB) pension to its members. … Continue reading

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If you can’t be clever – have clever friends

Having clever friends has been the secret to whatever success I’ve had! In my third year at college in 1983, a bloke in specs appeared. His name was David Wilson and he came out drinking with us. He was a … Continue reading

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