Lost in the timestream

December 5, 2013

Miriam David received her PhD from a small number of scholars within what was Queen Mary College, not the institution as a whole (“‘Miss’ no hit with revered alumna”, News, 28 November). How many who have passed through the university’s gates have read her thesis or know she is a professor? Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons (and daughters) away.

Neil Richardson

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