Lese we forget

June 30, 1995

Your headline last week, "Southampton bids for university status", is a clear case of lese-majeste.

On April 29 1952 Her Majesty The Queen granted a charter, and Article 1 of this charter states: "There shall be and there is hereby constituted and founded in Our said Town and County of Southampton a University by the name and style of 'The University of Southampton' ".

N. C. Hollingdale

Head of secretariat

University of Southampton

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