Time to put it to Bedfordshire?

April 20, 2007

The one-man campaign by Bedfordshire University's former associate dean, Alfred Vella, against his former employer shows no sign of letting up.

A few months after The Times Higher reported on his less than flattering contributions to the university's entry on online encyclopaedia Wikipedia , it has emerged that Dr Vella has set up a petition on the Downing Street website calling for a public inquiry into the institution, citing unspecified "complaints" about the university. But while a similar petition against road charging on the site prompted almost 2 million signatures, Dr Vella's, at the time of going to press, had attracted nine.

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