Missing in action

October 10, 1997

Sad goodbyes this week to Peter North, replaced by Colin Lucas of Balliol as Oxford University's vice chancellor. But what of the long-awaited North report?Its whereabouts remain unclear, as North left without writing it, despite starting work before Sir Ron Dearing, whose deliberations became the alibi for its absence. Oxford says it will be out next month, but it might be safer to allow the Education Act to be passed before anything too drastic is decided upon.

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