Run, Bunny, run

April 11, 1997

The powers that be at the London Institute clearly believe in mucking in with their students. So much so that the institute's Davies Street building, just off Oxford Street, boasts a swipe-card operated executive lift for the pinstripe brigade. Michael "Bunny" Benson, the institute's press officer, insists valiantly that "it is not an executive lift.

It is a lift to carry busy administration staff up to the fifth floor, to ensure the smooth running of the operation. There are three other lifts for students to use". And he adds that the lift is in the interests of the students: they can go about the business of making London the coolest capital in the world without being pestered by staff. Sometimes students are even allowed in to speed their journey, if a member of staff is in a benevolent frame of mind. But if the fifth floor of head office is where the action is, why is Bunny's burrow on the ground floor?

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