A-level madness

August 23, 1996

The blow finally fell on the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals press office last week. No, nothing to do with downsizing or rationalisation. Their real fear had always been a slow news week accompanying A-level results. The rest of Britain suffered blanket coverage and copious evidence that Sir Rhodes Boyson had once more been recalled from his winter quarters in a Cruickshank engraving. For the basement dwellers at CVCP, the deluge came in 52 press telephone calls over two days, up just slightly on last year's tally of 12.

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