Sam's hero

26th May 2000 at 01:00
Having decided to trim the core budget of the Scottish Council for Research in Education, Sam Galbraith entered the lions' den - more like a cubs' corner - to impart words of wisdom on research at the SCRE's forum in Dunfermline. In passng, he referred to his influential "hero and friend". Who could the minister's mystery person be? Nelson Mandela? Tony Blair?

Nope, none other than Douglas Osler, senior chief inspector, sitting proudly in the front row.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today