Saturday, 6 December 2014

University Senior Man Lives!

My college at Durham is University College, usually called Castle. It has a long history which I should write about at some point. Here is the web site.

Anyway, there has been a brouhaha about the title of the person who is the leader of the JCR (Junior Common Room). This person has always been called Senior Man, even the nine women who have held the post (though apparently if they wanted then they could have called themselves Senior Woman). Look here on the BBC.

Well, thankfully the JCR has voted to keep the term. But of course there is a clamoring that it should still be changed. Though dangerously the SCR (Senior Common Room) have said that the decision is not yet taken. Let us hope that common sense prevails.

Important Citizen
Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories,
Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
There is another vote for the title "Master" for the head of the College. Harrumph. Let's just go all the way and call the Queen "Important Citizen".

Sometimes it's just all too much.

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