A Contentious Breed

Episodes

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Three programmes examining the role of the Scottish University rector. The first looks at the election - the fun part. Past and present rectors, among them Stephen Fry , Katherine Whitehorn , Gordon Brown MP and Muriel Gray recall their part in this tradition. Producer Rona Couper

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Unknown: Stephen Fry

Unknown: Katherine Whitehorn

Unknown: Gordon Brown

Unknown: Muriel Gray

Producer: Rona Couper

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Charles Kennedy explores the role of the Scottish university rector.

2: A post decided by students and second only in rank to the principal, the rector has the constitutional power to chair the university court. Muriel Gray and Jimmy Reid have contrasting memories. Producer Fiona Couper

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Unknown: Charles Kennedy

Unknown: Muriel Gray

Unknown: Jimmy Reid

Producer: Fiona Couper

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Concluding his exploration of role of the Scottish university rector, Charles Kennedy asks how long this unique position can survive the onslaught of universities who would be happier if an insider chaired their court? And is this unpaid but demanding post worth three years of sacrifice and slog? Past rectors recall their experiences. Producer Fiona Couper

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Unknown: Charles Kennedy

Producer: Fiona Couper