Off the map

March 24, 1995

Those Marriott Hotel advertisements that have succeeded, by excluding Wales, Ireland and Scotland from their map of the British Isles, in annoying the Celtic fringes on a scale previously only matched by Margaret Thatcher and Will Carling, have a rival for geographical imprecision in a leaflet circulating at Leeds University. Advertising CRAC's "Insight into Management in Europe 1995" seminar, it illustrates the theme with a line drawing of Europe which largely omits Scandinavia and appears to feature one Czechoslovakia and two Germanies. Not a bad effort in an institution featuring a geographer.

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