Familiar manoeuvre

May 17, 2012

The picture from Kind Hearts and Coronets was perhaps even more appropriate than R.E. Rawles realised ("Tragedy and farce", Letters, 3 May).

The incident was based on the death in 1893 of Admiral Sir George Tryon, whose flagship HMS Victoria was rammed by the battleship of his second-in-command, Rear Admiral SirAlbert Markham: the latter was following Tryon's self-destructive orders and was exonerated by the subsequent court-martial.

Sean Neill, Senior lecturer, University of Warwick

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

A group of flamingos and a Marabou stork

A right-wing philosopher in Texas tells John Gill how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers – and why he backs Trump

men in office with feet on desk. Vintage

Three-quarters of respondents are dissatisfied with the people running their institutions

A face made of numbers looks over a university campus

From personalising tuition to performance management, the use of data is increasingly driving how institutions operate

students use laptops

Researchers say students who use computers score half a grade lower than those who write notes

Canal houses, Amsterdam, Netherlands

All three of England’s for-profit universities owned in Netherlands