Edge and Ivory

Professor Malcolm Grant joins fellow NZer John Hood (newly appointed Oxford VC) in taking over Britain’s ivory towers from the top. Currently the pro-vice-chancellor at Cambridge University, Grant will take the reins as the new provost of the prestigious University College London (UCL) in October. An environmental lawyer and barrister, Grant was awarded a CBE for services to planning law and local government this year. Lord Young, Chair of UCL Council: “Higher education in Britain is experiencing a period of great change and we are ready to accept the challenge this will present to UCL. Professor Grant will not only lead us into this new era but also ensure that UCL continues its radical tradition of refusing to let convention inhibit progress.”


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Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s current voting age of 18 is discriminatory, meaning parliament must discuss whether it should be lowered, Alys Davies reports for the BBC. The…