The furor over the new British college

Read all about it.  Excerpt:

Current London students also ­pro­tested that New College students would be allowed to use publicly funded facilities such as the main University of London ­Senate House Library in ­Bloomsbury.

As the anger grew, Dawkins distanced himself from the launch, while David Latchman, master of Birkbeck, released a statement making clear that Grayling had resigned from his post to lead New College.

Meanwhile, questions were raised about investors in the venture, which will be one-third owned by academics, with much of the rest of the money coming from wealthy individuals, including a manager at a Swiss private equity firm.

Addendum: Tim Worstall sends along this useful link.


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