Great! Now Let’s Turn The Car Around…

Professor Tickell said Mrs May and chancellor Philip Hammond did not have the “same feel” for universities and their national significance.

The new vice-chancellor, who took up the post last month, also warned of the negative impact Brexit would bring.

If there even is a negative impact, it’ll struggle to make headway against the sort of negative impact already made by spineless chancellors, as chronicled by the sublime David Thompson….

The university’s eighth vice-chancellor, who replaces Michael Farthing after his nine year stint in the post, said universities had enjoyed growth since the days of John Major as Prime Minister but the brakes were now on and “on hard”.

Good! More please, faster.

3 comments for “Great! Now Let’s Turn The Car Around…

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    October 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Cripes, ‘universities’ but at least the Commies graduating during ex; the late Fifties, Sixties and Seventies had some intellectual grasp albeit absolutely no compensation in fact the opposite; think Jack Straw youf agitator and general unwashed layabout ex Leeds Uni and taught by Miliband – he joined the lav…. party but it could have been shacked up as easily with cuddly Ken Clarke and the other half of the lav-a-tories. Yeah oh yeah they sang, and thought they were ever so clever and most probably too clever by half…. for the havoc they’ve liberally wrought [geddit?] – on the traditions, culture and ingrained Christianity of UK society.

    The kids who are indoctrinated these days are, just thick and though this is by no means all of their fault, their screeching and bewailing is that much louder because of the benefits of methods of modern communication and not least the medium I am availing myself, in this moment.

    Children of the EU have been steeped in the ways of agitprop, yes the DDR probably was the greatest exponent and facilitator of this egregious propaganda technique and it was highly successful – everyone in the British media calls Merkel “right wing” – what a funking joke that is, it always gets them rolling in Berlin.
    UK ejukashun begins in the creche and literally and figuratively from then on the Cultural Marxist wimmin [not all girls though Julia!] – have you by the curlies if not by the shorts.
    Where once University was an education, these days the pedagogues just fill minds with what is deemed to be required by the corporate/political elite – which ain’t much it has to be said. Dave is, a perfect example of this, how he ever thrust himself up as high as PM is a great mystery to such as me, though perhaps as today exhibits, “it ain’t what you know, it’s who you know” which defines one’s own personal advancement.

    Meritocracy, nah I think we’ve gone Feudal and Universities just serve their masters to ingrain feudalism 21 Century style.

  2. Ed P
    October 21, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Back in the late 60s when I went to university, one learnt how to do meaningful and reproducable research, express clearly one’s results and hypotheses, and the importance of independent thought.
    I don’t know when it all went wrong, but I guess I took my eye off the ball, as I should have been more aware of the gradual degradation and the political influence poisoning the system I had enjoyed. My (late in life) children both experienced university recently: I’m appalled at the distortions and biased, politically-flavoured “facts” they were taught.
    It seems the threads of CP (Common Purpose or Communist Party, what’s the difference?) run deep through all education establishments – until all these destructive, anti-free-human ideas are expunged more and more drones will emerge, ready to take their place in this globalist, sick society.

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      October 22, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Empirical science, proof and tested by experimentation – your data sets and methodology published for all to see, for all who would try to pull it apart.

      Though, I think we can pretty much be sure in most respects albeit a little less able than of old, pure science; Mathematics, Physics, Chem, Architecture, Medicine and Engineering faculties are still places of learning. Learning…. this is not true however in any and most of the Humanities faculties with probably the exception of Philosophy – meaning its harder to fuck around with reason and logic. Economics, social history and Sociology on the other hand are open and wide open at that to all sorts of equivocal BS.

      That’s science, that’s what University is for – research and developing, engaging and imbuing youthful febrile minds and to think, philosophize – even, in the abstract.

      What went wrong? I don’t know if that is the correct question, better to say everything was made to go wrong, that’s what in essence is, ‘Critical Theory’.

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