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Distress in the UK 30th March 2005Have your artist keelhauled for misrepresenting the union flag on the April issue cover. The broader white bands should be uppermost at the hoist and below at the fly. If your umbrella signifies anything, it is a garbled signal of distress. Guy Bellairs Madeira, Portugal People vs ideas?24th March 2005Stephen Allott (April) does not seem to be aware that he is recycling a hoary old argument used by the defenders of mediocre British research institutions. People are certainly a valuable product of universities, but to become useful they must have learned how to recognise…

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