University administration in permanent revolution? Try masterful inactivity

“I’ve just come across a phrase that sums up my approach to university administration: ‘masterful inactivity’. No matter that the phrase was coined to describe the British approach to venereal disease in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Now I’m no longer head of my department I can reveal the secret that kept me sane. Ignore everything …” (more)

[Jonathan Wolff, Guardian, 22 February]

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