The Plymouth Herald – essential reading, I find – recently reported that the city's University had splashed out a sum not unadjacent to £150k on 7 Chairs. "Gosh", that's cheap, I thought. I know professors are poorly paid, but really, are things so bad down on the peninsular?
It turns out, however, that these are actual chairs (not Chairs), and of a carefully-crafted, designer nature that befits an institution on the Up. Good for grandee bottoms at Graduation, it seems. Not everyone is thrilled. The story is here, and has nothing, we're told, to do with the VC's extended gardening leave.