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Obviously inspired by subtext’s recent embracing of technology, the Vice Chancellor has decided to bring his particular badinage of vernacular to Twitter, and you can follow him at: twitter.com/VCMarkESmith

Amongst pictures of him mingling at conferences, praising speakers and announcing his speaking engagements, we noted that the VC recently retweeted a WonkHE columnist’s list of the ‘dumbest university rankings’, which included the Spiked Online ‘Free Speech’ league table and the People and Planet’s green ratings as its top two. Neither of which Lancaster does particularly well in, but to be fair they are both admittedly dumb tables – what causes us to pause for thought is how the VC feels about some of the other ‘dumb’ rankings we’ve received that have featured prominently in the University’s marketing.