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Aberystwyth Vice Chancellor MacMahon has Resigned

July 5, 2017

According to some reports staff morale at Aberystwyth is low. I am well known to be very critical of the way that these appointments are made, and of the way in which they erode the Welsh language and identity, often holding them in complete, self seeking, contempt. The new Vice Chancellor, someone called Treasure who was a dental consultant, is not a Welsh speaker at all, probably with a very low h index, meaning little or no research, a faceless bureaucrat. So UCW Aberystwyth is no longer recognizable as having anything to do with Wales. I am also very critical of UCW in my time as in Autobiography Volume Two, widely read throughout the world. I am also very critical of artificial equalities and artificial quotas, which erode and gradually eliminate merit. There is a culture of inflated student numbers and huge, crippling fees for diluted degrees. It is very clear that a new Prifysgol Cymru is urgently needed based on scholarship and merit, with all staff fully and personally fluent in Welsh. April MacMahon was notorious for saying that she knew a few words of Gaelic. In Wales, Gaelic is not spoken, Welsh is spoken by the toiling natives. There is a cosy system of appointments of buddies to highly paid jobs. Using the Freedom of Information Act I tried to find out how MacMahon’s appointment was made, whether there was any open competition, whether any Welsh speakers were even considered, or whether there was open advertisement. The College refused to give any reply. I did find out that after six months, appointment documentation is destroyed, so we do not know the competition, if any. ”

So when was that then? We find no trace of your request;

perhaps they binned it because it was you asking. It is not as though they are averse to responding to odd questions: note the one about research into wormholes. There is a wealth of other information, such as the fact that the chancellor is paid in excess of £175000pa and that the least-remunerated person gets some £8000pa. Perhaps we should ask exactly why you were awarded a DSc. Was it, as we maintain, done to make sure that you were snapped-up by some other employer and thus get you out of their hair? 


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