Monday, January 27, 2014

[jules' pics] Learnin'

When I were a lass, Lancaster University was a small dignified establishment which endured a lot of wind and rain. These days it looks  more like a district of Yokohama with glistening modern architecture and blocks of student accommodation scattered among the original buildings. And they've got really serious about learning. So serious that there are now specialised zoned rectangles set aside for this particular activity:
Lancaster University
The language spoken at the university also seems to have changed in the last few years. I'm not sure what it is, and I don't understand it very well. Some weird kind of business speak, perhaps. Presently it is all about Quality, and they are going to employ a Quality Assurance boffin instead of some of the usual boffins. As someone who has read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, I find this quite disturbing; that way lies madness.

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 1/27/2014 04:39:00 PM

1 comment:

guthrie said...

Yes, I'm afraid that British universities are in the grip of managers and managerialism. Speaking plain english is simply impossible for them.