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Disgusted of academia: a university lecturer bewails his lot

The anonymous professor rails against politicians, administrators, colleagues and students who consistently fall short of his ethical and intellectual standards

15 June 2024

9:00 AM

15 June 2024

9:00 AM

The Secret Lecturer: What Really Goes on at University Anon

Canbury, pp.224, 14.99

There’s a beautiful moment in I Am the Secret Footballer (2012), a Guardian column turned whistle-blower memoir, when the anonymous author is momentarily freed from an enveloping depression caused by his career as a professional sportsman. He’s at Anfield to play against Liverpool in one of the biggest games of the season when he picks up a pristine, unused football before a warm-up drill and, inexplicably, sniffs it.

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