07 June 2011

A New University - or is it?

A group of Anglo-American professors announced the launch of a new University this week. Here's chancellor A.C.Grayling doing a selling job on why you should stump up fees of £18,000 a year

He claims that all the big transatlantic dons recruited to this enterprise will be personally engaged in teaching. But he doesn't explain how that will work, when all of them already have other full time jobs - some in America.

An article by Cambridge classical scholar Mary Beard in the Times Literary Supplement has attracted masses of critical comment - almost entirely negative.

And because Grayling's organisation piggy-backs on University College London and even uses its curriculum, he has now been accused of plagiarism.

This one should run and run.

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