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Singer bar none;Diary

JAMES TOOLEY, who claims a friendship with Michael Barber that dates from the days when they taught in Zimbabwe, was heard singing It's a Long Way to Tipperary at the conference for serious education researchers in Brighton.

Long after the wine had run dry, Newcastle University's professor of education policy was one of a tightly-knit group researching the effect of singing on the weary students working in the bar at Sussex University.

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