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Sexual art is inappropriate in the workplace

Sir: As the proud recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Southampton, I have a special affection for this institution and sympathy for its financial and sociological problems. But, in removing paintings of the female nude from its walls to satisfy illogical and downright meretricious demands, the university has totally betrayed all the great liberal principles that have always been at the heart of university education.

Yours sincerely,


Lindos, Rhodes

10 February

From Ms Jean Gilbert

Sir: The distress caused by the paintings of nude figures, in the context of university public spaces,