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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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Trenton Oldfield – send the plonker home!

Trenton Oldfield is the fellow who swam in front of the Oxford and Cambridge crews in yesterday’s 158th boat race. Video here. He is Mr Chippy, an Australian intellectual so carried away by his peculiar world view that he put his … Continue reading

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The Racket of the Lambs – 20 things you never wanted to know about Pension Rocks III’s top band

The Racket of the Lambs is the house band of the Pension Play Pen- Europe‘s fastest growing pension group (unverified). It is led by the Jackal – Simon Kew Its musical director is the Legend (that is Dick Strattan) 4.   Our Drummer is … Continue reading

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