Our universities face a radical upheaval

“It’s good, if you’re a university administrator, to keep a cool head when the word ‘hotbed’ is being thrown at you. One admires that unnamed UCL official who dryly commented that if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had come to the UK intending to blow up planes, he would surely have done chemistry rather than mechanical engineering. The sad state of the failed bomber’s death-to-the-infidel underpants seems to bear that out …” (more)

[John Sutherland, Times, 2 January]

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