Fellow traveller

January 10, 2008

Your launch of a new-look Times Higher Education coincides with my retirement from a career in higher education. I have been a regular reader since the beginnings of your esteemed organ in 1971, and during those 36 years you have published 23 of my letters to the editor, 14 book reviews and two Don's Diaries. I appeared regularly in the annual Antithesis exam howlers competition between 1985 and 1998, and in 1993 achieved the ultimate accolade of winning first, second and third prizes. I also won six Final Words/First Impressions competitions, mostly in the days before you could find the answer courtesy of Google.

Thanks for the company on the journey; it's been fun. And good fortune in your new incarnation.

Peter Barnes,
The Open University,
Milton Keynes

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