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Silver linings amid the January blues

Meanwhile in the offices of the UK’s premier university media relations team…

McCall: Look at the cold driving rain out there. January is dreadful, it’s dark for 20 hours a day, the tube is full of people spreading germs, the heating in this office has packed up again, the government couldn’t run a thoroughbred at Newmarket never mind the country, and I’ve got an enormous tax bill coming. Can’t we go on a tour of Australian universities to explore their need for public relations consultancy?

Juniper: Oliver, why so glum? The general mood of despair in the nation is excellent for business. Are we up to date with our vice-chancellor pin boards? I know you like that, putting a flag on the map every time a vice-chancellor announces their early retirement.

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