Chuffed chiefs

July 19, 2002

Yet more entries have arrived for the competition to identify the collective noun for a train load of vice-chancellors. Readers have suggested a consignment or, in the light of the spending review, a worry of vice-chancellors. Given their pay, a salariat is a possibility. Another suggestion, reflecting the original report that Universities UK was planning to charter a carriage because the only public trains available did not have first-class accommodation, is an extravagance of vice-chancellors. Or a bogey. Meanwhile, the car has been dubbed the Hogs' Trough Express.

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