Wrong side of the line

December 3, 1999

While I congratulate the founder academicians elected to the Academy for Learned Societies for Social Sciences (THES, November 19), it is disappointing and surprising to note that only one is drawn from a post-1992 university or college. The omission suggests that despite the developments of the past decade the binary line exists, at least in the minds of those who appointed the founder academicians.

Geoffrey Copland Vice-chancellor and rector University of Westminster

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