The gravy train

September 6, 2002

The Diary is pleased to announce the results of the competition to name the train that Universities UK was due to charter to transport vice-chancellors to its conference next week.

The winning entry is the Harry Potter-inspired Hogs' Trough Express.

But readers' efforts were all in vain. It transpires that not enough vice-chancellors were prepared to use public transport for it to be worthwhile to charter a train. The Diary presumes they are all being driven to Aberystwyth in their Mercedes and BMWs. For those who are flying, a coach will set off from Birmingham International to allow vice-chancellors to complete their journeys by road.

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