Beware good burghers

July 13, 2007

Advice from an elder at Queen Margaret's inauguration ceremony: keep an eye on the local authority. Edinburgh University still mourns the loss of its original 1640 silver mace, reportedly stolen on October 29, 1787. Suspicion fell on a member of Edinburgh Town Council. Edinburgh's principal, Timothy O'Shea, said the fact that the council later donated a vastly inferior and smaller mace fuelled the view that it "knew something".

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

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
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments