Just doesn't add up

April 30, 2004

In discussing the booty needed to attract good lawyers into academia, you talk of "five-figure salaries" and quote "£100,000-plus" as the example (Professional, April 23).

I don't know the value of a lawyer, but I suspect that mathematicians are undervalued at The Times Higher .

David Watkins
Professor in the Postgraduate Research Centre
Southampton Business School

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