Another jurisdiction

October 27, 2006

John Hood, Oxford University vice-chancellor, was in typically combative mood at a Reuters event in London this week: no quarter given on admissions or governance reforms. The only intervention that threatened to put him off his stride was the suggestion by Nick Bosanquet of Imperial College London that the university might right a historic wrong by awarding Baroness Thatcher an honorary degree. It seems this is the one area where the vice-chancellor's writ does not run.

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