I realise that the Times Higher Education Letters section is mainly for opinionated academics to vent their idiosyncratic views on world affairs, and you don’t normally answer queries. But I have a burning question about Mr Keith Ponting (30), the “intrepid reporter” of Poppleton. Assuming that “number in brackets after name” denotes age, he has been 30 since at least 2012. What is his secret? Could it be that THE has failed to report a major scientific discovery of an age-stopping formula by the world-leading scientists, entirely funded by non-EU money of course, at Poppleton?
Director, Centre for Applied Linguistics
UCL Institute of Education
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