Saturday, June 12, 2010

Queen's Honours List

Yet another year and (again) no philosophers are given nifty titles in the Queen's Honours List. Some academics are notes, such as the now Dame Alison Richard (Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge).

With philosophy and the humanities coming ever more under siege, it may have been helpful for academics in these areas (rather than yet more working in medicine) to have been honoured -- if only to give greater weight to the continuation of these subjects post-emergency budget. Maybe next year . . .

Of more local interest, I was delighted to learn that Jacquenline Fischer (Principal, Newcastle College) has been made a Dame for services to higher education.

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