Sir: Does Niall Ferguson's article mean that the traditional university is on the way out? The university, as a community of scholars devoted primarily to original research and creative intellectual activity and to teaching students how to think critically and rigorously, must surely be one of the major achievements of the millennium. Is it now to become another victim of market forces, "Thatcherism" and short-term expediency?
E. David Le Cren
Appleby, CumbriaReuse content