Artful dodgers hide behind Act

October 28, 2005

A veil of secrecy has descended, it seems, over the art adorning the walls of Bristol University. The Times Higher asked all universities for information about their art collections for a feature in this week's edition. Some universities sent images, some sent phone numbers of curators, while some offered an open invitation to view collections.

But interpreting a request for help as a request under the Freedom of Information Act, Bristol replied: "I write to advise you that it will take more than two and a half days to process your request... We are therefore not obliged to provide you with the information you requested."

What, exactly, is in these pictures?

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments