Happy memories

3rd July 1998 at 01:00
SCHOOL standards minister Stephen Byers could not do his seven-times tables. Now it seems The Man Who Inspects Schools for the Queen is a little rusty on his geography.

Chris Woodhead made a brave appearance at the Council of Local Education Authorities' annual conference in scenic (when the clouds lifted) Buxton, reminiscing about the last CLEA conference he had attended - back in 1990 in Matlock - which apparently passed in "an alcoholic haze".

Perhaps all that drinking addled some geographically important brain cells, because retiring wonk Ivor Widdison was able to point out that in 1990 CLEA was in Bradford.

Whether CLEA's delegates have ever met in Matlock remains unclear.

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