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I'm worried about the future of my employer, @OpenUniversity, under its Vice-Chancellor, @PeterHorrocks.

Part one of a series of posts explaining why I think there's about to be another crisis in UK HE. 1/x
The most important alarm bell: HoC Education SC, Feb 21st 2018, @PeterHorrocks answers a question about his salary, justifying it thus: "We are going to have to carry out the largest restructuring redundancy programme ever in UK university history" 2/x…
This announcement by @PeterHorrocks didn't surprise me (though the salary context did) because he'd already said to the Guardian in Nov 2017 that he was planning "many, many hundreds of job losses in the university". 3/x…
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White Beard and Black Beard were seated in large comfortable chairs across each other in a simple room, sipping Assam tea.

The wall facing them had several niches in a neat array, each with a diya glowing steadily. Behind them historical stalwarts gazed from their portraits. 1/
White Beard, lost in distant thoughts, recited some lines:

वो जितने अँधेरे लाएंगे मैं उतने उजाले लाऊंगा
वो जितनी रात बढ़ाएंगे मैं उतने सूरज उगाऊंगा
इस छल फ़रेब की आंधी में मैं दीप नहीं बुझने दूंगा...

In came Andhakar slowly and hissed, "Namaste!"

A diya got snuffed out. 2/
White Beard was shaken out of his reverie even as Black Beard stood up to light the diya.

Holding an old-style phone in his hand, Andhakar sibilated in a low whisper, "Radiation causes cancer." More diyas were snuffed out.

"Is that what you came for?" retorted White Beard. 3/
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