Letter: In Brief

Sir: Jonathan Ree writes in the Saturday Essay ("Will the sectarian war of arts and science ever end?", 13 March) that "today's typical scientist is not a cheeky outsider but a powerful mandarin, cosseted by great corporations and courted by rich universities".

As a modestly-paid researcher in ocean circulation and climate, I regard myself as a typical scientist. Could Mr Ree inform me where I can go to be cosseted and courted? Or don't climate scientists count? Perhaps I'm just a cheeky outsider after all.

Dr DAVID CROMWELL

Southampton Oceanography Centre

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