For quite a while now I have been submitting and managing Freedom of Information requests to more than a hundred universities in the United Kingdom.
While the issue around ever-skyrocketing costs of scholarly journals subscriptions isn’t news, I wanted to see whether, since the topic went in the mainstream, the awareness around it had any effect on what the universities are paying.
Sir Peter Kendall was speaking at a Stratford4Europe event held in Stratford-upon-Avon on British agriculture and Brexit on January 10. The farmer and former officeholder has been talking about what the decision means for the industry, but also about the driver in the Brexit car.
A few days later, I also interviewed Mrs Alex De Ruyter and David Hearne, both economists at the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University to dig a bit more into the topic.