Lesson 6. Informing the aeronautics graduates that their degree ceremony traditionally involves them doing a formation ‘flypast’ on the grass outside the Vice Chancellor’s office is not considered to be an appropriate activity for a member of staff.
Lesson 1. Today I learnt not to confuse an Emurites Professor with an Emirates Professor. Additionally that any suggestion of academic bias due to sponsorship of a professorship by an airline is not considered to be amusing.
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