It was kind of Sir Michael Bichard to use his modestly remunerated position to comment on academic salaries. But one is always fascinated by the wider context of such comments. I wonder, for example, if he is one of the working-class types the government is so desperate to see coming through our higher education system? I often find that to be a subtle influence on one's perceptions - not least in respect of the income one requires from paid employment to get by in life.
Alan Hallsworth Division of geography, School of Sciences, Staffordshire University