Proof of life

January 13, 2011

At last a real stance on a real issue of academic freedom ("Scholars chip in with a defence of freedom", 6 January). Perhaps there is life remaining in higher education as demonstrated now by students and academics standing up to pressure from an industry lobby group.

Tim Birtwistle, Emeritus professor of law and policy of higher education, Leeds Metropolitan University, Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies.

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