THES quiz

October 19, 2001

The first three correct sets of
answers to the questions below
win a magnum of champagne

Who was the lowest-paid vice-chancellor in 1993-94 but said: "I think I am very well paid for what I do"?

2. East Midlands, Gloucester, Lakeland, Suffolk. Which is the odd one out?

3. "An armed woman in a leather jumpsuit. What more could a man want?" He might want to know that she became an Oxford professor. Who is she?

4. Who said: "There were rumours that the BBC would take me shopping, but I was disappointed to hear that I would have to return the clothes"? Nancy Rothwell, Susan Greenfield or Noreena Hertz?

5. What did the University of Edinburgh hand back at a Pickford's depot in 1991?

6. Which Labour politician was in trouble in 1995 for mentioning a "graduate tax"?

7. Who was the teacup professor?

8. For whom was April 1 independence day?

9. In 1973 the minimum professorial salary was raised to: a) £3,625? b) £4,625? c) £5,625?

10. "There is not much Tony couldn't do if he put his mind to it." Anthony Giddens on Tony Blair? Or Blair on Giddens?

11. What was the anomaly? How was it to be rectified?

12. Who was the first female president of the NUS?

13. Who was the first black president of the NUS?

14. Which prime minister considered giving vice-chancellors seats in the Lords?

15. A letter to The THES in 1993 was signed by 576 academics. Complaining about what?

16. Who had: a) 13 points b) six challenges c) four options

17. "I think they are different but equal. One can preserve the difference without it being regarded in the public's mind as a mark of inferiority." Which shadow minister backed the binary divide between universities and polytechnics?

18. Who, for art's sake, did not go to Malaga?

19. Which are genuine THES headlines? "Gum disease linked to premature births"; "Porn stars join the conference circuit"; "Few theses, many facts among the faeces"

20. Can you name the law lecturer, Oxford student and two NUS presidents pictured below?
Entries should be sent to:
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX

Please note:
1. Entry open to all THES readers excluding employees of News International, their families, agents and suppliers.
2. A magnum of champagne will be awarded to the first three correct sets of answers opened, or failing that, the entries with the most correct answers.
3. No cash alternative available.
4. Closing date for entries is October 24 2001.

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