Musings on the lecture strikes: who gets the short straw?

As students ready themselves for the upcoming UCU lecture strikes on 25 November, it is very easy to believe that we are receiving the short straw in all of this. A large percentage of students here pay a significant amount for their tuition fees, while an even larger number pay a budget blowing price just […]


Stanton megabucks deal a sign of sport’s trend for excess

The recent contract awarded to Miami Marlins’ hitter Giancarlo Stanton is so exorbitant that it has made more headlines globally than the World Series win by the San Francisco  Giants in October. These days, it takes a $325 million contract to be paid over 13 years before the sporting world will take notice. Having gradually […]