Nominative indeterminism

August 27, 2015

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.

Ian Bancroft
Via timeshighereducation.co.uk

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