Rupert Read visited this site today and politely pointed out that my statement in a previous entry that he was Balliol JCR President during my time at that college was bollocks (my word, not his). This entry is by way of apology to him and to all readers of this ‘Blog. He was right: as a result of lazy Googling by me, I confused him with someone else. There are worse libels, and he didn’t ask me to do this, but, as is my policy, I’ve corrected my mistake and the correction will, eventually percolate through Google’s cache too. I still don’t agree with him about much else, though.

UPDATE: In a spectacular display of grace on his part (I am starting to feel seriously ashamed now) Rupert has just sent me a very nice private email and I am tempted to take up the academic offer he made in it.