After a few fallow weeks, I am delighted to report that the Times Higher is back on fine comedy form this week. With not one but TWO excellent photos to accompany some interesting stories.

First up is a story about a rather depressing review of HEFCE funding for Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Cetls’ impact assessed: the sector hardly felt a thing”. Of course there is only one image that springs to mind, 1940s school gym:

That’s actually quite a good story, accompanied by a very good comment piece by Paul Ramsden

A few pages in, there is a story about the new chair of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (Don’t throw stones . . . build bridges) calling for closer co-operation and communication between the council and its customers. What better than a photo of three men sitting on a rather peculiar contraption:


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