For nearer, for farther

March 5, 2004

The separation between W. Tobin in New Zealand and his wife in France is not the farthest (Letters, February ). For the first 18 months of marriage, I visited my wife at Otago University, New Zealand, the southernmost university, from Leeds: a distance of 99 degrees of latitude and 171 degrees 64' of longitude, as opposed to the Tobin's 90 degrees 72' and 174 degrees 86'.

Richard Rastall
University of Leeds

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