Our local paper in Nottingham carried an interesting piece of news yesterday, about the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology which is due to open this September. Surprise surprise, the £10 million building won’t be ready – something anyone who has driven past the site recently could have predicted.
More interestingly, they’ve ‘lost’ their principal. Rest assured, the ‘Hands Off Our Schools’ researchers are hard at work even as I type, trying to find out the real story. Did she fall or was she pushed? No doubt there was a pay-off with a ‘gagging’ clause, so it might be difficult to find out. Still, there are going to be some people in senior positions at Nottingham Uni – a world class institution – wondering what the heck induced them to get mixed
up in this expensive shambles.