Within 24 hours we were in Livingston, listening to the reports at the annual CASE (Campaign for State Education) meeting of attempts at both national and local level to meet Mr Taylor face to face.
CASE members in Scotland had found is predecessor, Mr Bruce Millan, quite approachable, but three times they have asked Mr Taylor to meet them and three times, they say, he has refused. Could it be, they ask, because they are anti-fee-paying?
nThis morning graduation ceremony at Stirling University will produce the university's first batch of honours graduates and will virtually bring the university's first generation to an end.
* Mr J G Morris HMI told the conference of Fife headmasters that many interesting things were happening as regards technology in individual schools, but few education authorities were taking up technology with much enthusiasm.
Developments in the computer field might soon supply the headmasters with answers for timetabling, but the computer could not deal with such human problems as the teacher who would not work in the class next to a certain other teacher or the teacher who objected to work in a classroom notorious for noise.