November 12, 2003
Higher intelligence

This from today's Guardian:

Master spy Sir Richard Dearlove will become the master of Cambridge University's Pembroke College following his retirement next summer as chief of MI6, or the Secret Intelligence Service.

No no no. They never retire. He's just shifted to the recruiting department.

The college said that Sir Richard will take up his new role in October next year. Pembroke is the third oldest college in Cambridge, founded in 1347 by the Countess of Pembroke, Marie de St Pol, who gave the nucleus of its present site and an endowment.

Countess of Pembroke, eh? Before she married the Count, she was Miss Moneypenny.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:39 PM
Category: Higher education