Strangest Degree Course
‘Gone are the days when only traditional academic disciplines were offered for further study. A quick trawl of UK prospectuses reveals that Faringdon University offers a three-year BA in ‘Carrot husbandry’, a course that is only mildly stranger than Nuffield’s ‘Correct use of furniture’ or Durham’s ‘Advanced blinking’. Our favourite is the BA offered by the University of Slough in ‘Whatever you want’ in which you spend three years doing . . . whatever you want. Slough has reported, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the success rate is 100 per cent.’
According to DHL Tracking, my parcel left their Horndean depot on the 20th April. I could cycle to Horndean in a couple of hours, but somehow they have taken 7 days (and counting).
Have now contacted the relevant OU department, who tell me they hope to reply within 48 hours.
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If anyone is interesteed this is the recipe:
450gm Wholemeal flour
50gm fat (Trex or similar)
4 tablespoons oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
half teaspoon lemon juice
Mix flour, Bicarb,salt
Mix in oats
Slowly add milk and lemon juice
Knead mixture and leave for a few minutes to allow oats to soak up moisture, split into 2 loaves
Bake at 220 degrees C. for 30 mins.
Leave to cool slightly,