It is absurd for Martin Coyle to suggest that Wales, which has less than half the population of Yorkshire, should have six or seven strong civic universities with their own medical schools (Letters, THES, February 22). Six or seven community colleges perhaps, channelling talent to one central research institute at Cardiff, a concept compatible with a reinvigorated University of Wales.
A. J. H. Latham
Senior lecturer in international history
University of Wales Swansea