You quote Charles Clarke as calling for a "great debate" on universities. On the same day, you published my letter to Mr Clarke (Letters, THES , May 16) inviting him to a debate on the concept of the university in his constituency at the Philosophy Society, University of East Anglia. Again on the same day, I read an email from Mr Clarke saying that he was "too busy" to attend such a debate.
Does Mr Clarke need to attend a class in elementary logic? Or are logic and philosophy, too, adjudged by him as "useless"? Is that why he won't come and talk about this?
University of East Anglia