Just kidding, I think. John Sutherland is about to retire from UCL’s English dept, and signs off with this piece in the Guardian Education – the good, bad, and ugly of University now vs then (40 years back). I particularly liked this quote:
“the RAE militates against colleagues who are merely (merely!) ‘learned’ but ‘unproductive’. Not all learning needs to be excreted on paper to be useful to the academic community”.
From Crooked Timber.