Tied degree

16th May 1997 at 01:00
The burden of office appeared to have finally snared John Cassidy at last weekend's College Lecturers' Association conference in the capital (page 32). Cassidy, a vocal left-winger from Cardonald College, has taken over as president-elect. A colleague remarked: "It's the first time in 10 years I've seen him in a tie."

But this was no sell-out. The good togs were for an Open University degree in the afternoon. See that lifelong learning . . .

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