The short of it

November 19, 1999

The death of Grace Archer is nothing to this. Recent goings on in Ambridge have kept lecturers on tenterhooks. The radio soap has introduced a Canadian academic recently employed at the local university on, wait for it ... a short-term contract. Excitement all round. Will he have his contract renewed or be forced to take hourly paid teaching? Will he be able to join a pension scheme? Will he take his employers to tribunal? Tune in next week, folks.

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