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Funny story: Cambridge Uni Greeting Advice Blasted By Controversial Academic

Cambridge Uni Greeting Advice Blasted By Controversial Academic

Keen to avoid upsetting Muslim or disabled students, authorities at Cambridge University have warned their academics against automatically shaking hands. They fear the traditional western greeting may cause offence to Muslim women and people with...
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Funny story: Victoria & Albert Museum Postmodernism: Style And Subversion 1970-1990 (And Private Eye: The First 50 Years) A Post-Postmodern Review.

Victoria & Albert Museum Postmodernism: Style And Subversion 1970-1990 (And Private Eye: The First 50 Years) A Post-Postmodern Review.

Historian and academic Ken Lucid jumped on the District Line and had a butcher's at a couple of exhibitions at The V&A... Post-modern irony? I'll tell you what's post-modern irony... the exhibition souvenir shop charging twenty quid for a T-shirt with "Protect Me From What I Want" emblazoned across the chest! Bloody typical postmodernist cheek! Anyway, aware that we are supposedly...
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Funny story: Hounslow Academics Transform GCSE Maths and History Exams

Hounslow Academics Transform GCSE Maths and History Exams

Academics from Hounslow University have devised a revolutionary set of rigorous GCSE marking schemes for Mathematics and History, to be rolled-out nationwide next year. Candidates scheduled to sit these exams in 2012 will face tough new rules, des...
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Funny story: University Challenge Reviews Blackout Ends After Chiswick Talks Brokered By Top Academic

University Challenge Reviews Blackout Ends After Chiswick Talks Brokered By Top Academic

Controversial historian Ken Lucid was at the centre of high-powered talks that will see reviews of University Challenge return to influential news site TheSpoof from next week. The popular TV quiz show was reviewed every week during its 2010/11 se...
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Funny story: Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

While the Duchess of Cambridge is being tutored on the workings of British institutions to prepare her for a lifetime of royal duties, one expert is missing from her list of teachers. Royal aides have revealed that specialists in the arts, Governm...
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Funny story: History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

A top academic responded angrily yesterday to further evidence that history lessons were being squeezed out of schools. Research by the Historical Association shows that rising numbers of pupils are receiving just two years of compulsory history l...
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Funny story: David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

TV historian David Starkey was put out of his misery earlier today when controversial colleague Ken Lucid accepted a new job at Hounslow University. The academic community has been waiting with bated breath since earlier this summer when the autho...
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Funny story: Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Controversial academic Ken Lucid has lambasted government policy on teaching after it emerged that 159 state schools failed to enter any pupils for history GCSE this year. The Department Of Education revealed the figures on the day that pupils acr...
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Funny story: George Orwell's Animal Farm Was Modelled on Pigeon Farm in Chiswick

George Orwell's Animal Farm Was Modelled on Pigeon Farm in Chiswick

New research suggests George Orwell didn't know His Pigs from his Pigeons. Historians, examining the life of American poet TS Eliot, have unearthed papers proving that Orwell's original concept for Animal Farm was significantly different to the novella we read today. Rather than a variety of farm animals, Orwell's book concentrated on his observations of a tiny flock of feral pigeons in...
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Funny story: David Starkey Spells Out Riot Culture In Black & White

David Starkey Spells Out Riot Culture In Black & White

Controversial TV historian, David Starkey, evoked the ghost of Enoch Powell last night on BBC's Newsnight. Discussing the cultural significance of this week's street riots, Starkey proposed that a section of the white 'chav' community had merged w...
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Funny story: David Starkey In Limbo As Lucid Considers Hounslow Offer

David Starkey In Limbo As Lucid Considers Hounslow Offer

Broadcaster and historian David Starkey is being made to wait to learn if he is to take over from Ken Lucid at Maidenhead University. Prof Lucid, the controversial head of history at Maidenhead, had only been in the job for a few months by the end...
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Funny story: Historian David Starkey Snubbed By Hounslow's Ken Lucid Offer

Historian David Starkey Snubbed By Hounslow's Ken Lucid Offer

TV thug David Starkey was reportedly apoplectic this morning when news came through that Hounslow University has offered the prestigious Chair of its new History Faculty to Professor Ken Lucid. "Controversial Ken" as Lucid is known in academic cir...
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Funny story: British Museum - Treasures Of Heaven

British Museum - Treasures Of Heaven

Subtitle: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe. The stars of this exhibition are beautifully-crafted reliquaries that demonstrate the effort, skill and expenditure that went into housing the purported bits of saints' bodies for the faithful to visit. Historian Ken Lucid went along for a look... What is it with the BM, eh? Last time out it was The Book of the Dead, all about ancien...
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Funny story: History Review: The Pursuit Of Italy, by David Gilmour

History Review: The Pursuit Of Italy, by David Gilmour

Subtitle: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples Ever since the Risorgimento, there has been debate about whether the unification of Italy of 1860-61 was a 'a good thing.' David Gilmour argues that it was not. Ken Lucid assesses his case: Back in my student days I shared a house with six others - there were four of us guys and three girls. We were a pretty mixed bunch, and al...
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Funny story: University Fees "Policy Car Crash" Agrees Academic

University Fees "Policy Car Crash" Agrees Academic

A leading academic yesterday attacked the Government's tuition fees policy as a "slow car crash." Sir Peter Scott's comments came three weeks after controversial historian Ken Lucid [url target="_self"]http://www.thespoof.co.uk/news/spoof.cfm?head...
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Funny story: BBC TV Centre Sale - Audacious Bid By Local News Service

BBC TV Centre Sale - Audacious Bid By Local News Service

An unexpected bid has been made for the BBC's iconic Television Centre, which is up for sale after 50 years in operation. The sale is part of the BBC's efforts to save money and to 'de-Londonise' operations. Opened in 1960, the 14-acre site - i...
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Funny story: University Degrees Not Worth The Money - Top Academic Hits Back

University Degrees Not Worth The Money - Top Academic Hits Back

A top academic has today launched a scathing attack on middle-class parents who feel that a university degree is no longer worth paying for. Ken Lucid, controversial Head of History at Maidenhead University, described the findings of a new survey...
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Funny story: University Fees "A Bloody Fiasco" Blasts Top Academic

University Fees "A Bloody Fiasco" Blasts Top Academic

Controversial historian Ken Lucid has blasted colleagues who are charging the full £9,000-a-year tuition fees. Prof Lucid, head of history at Maidenhead University, joined the fees debate yesterday when he sarcastically praised the London School o...
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