When lists of academics with unusual names are made, Professor Richard Titball (how could his parents, how could they?), the microbiologist from the University of Exeter, usually gets a mention (“What’s in an (academic’s) name?”, 16 August).
J. H. Plumb spent a year as a visiting professor in the US. Whether he was seen brandishing lead piping in the direction of Colonel Mustard, I do not know.
There are several Professor Teachouts, one at Fordham, one at Vermont and one at the College of the Canyons.
Dr Doctor is currently on study leave from Hull.