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I am reminded of the lyrics by the Who..

'Meet the new boss...same as the old boss'.

I must admit of being friends with a couple of people who worked for Peter Horricks when he was in charge of the BBC world service, they had said he displayed poor leadership skills there and they expected him to do the same with the OU.

So Mr Horricks jumped the day before he was getting sacked.... so a new vice-vice-chancellor needs to be found...

And now the Daily Mail is running a 'Save the open university' campaign.

Perhaps we have dark days ahead... 

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If that part about the Daily Mail is true then I fear the end is nigh for the OU.


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Well Chris,

The end must be nigh, here's the link to the Daily Mail campaign to 'save the open university'.

The daily mail launched the campaign last weekend, a week before Peter Horricks resigned...