Professor Mary Beard's 'retirement present' will fund Cambridge Classics students from under-represented backgrounds
Classicist says the Joyce Reynolds Award, named in honour of one of her own tutors, is ‘payback’ for everything the subject has given her.
So if you're poor and white don't bother.
So much for getting ahead on merit, eh? If we place people in positions of research due to their skin colour rather than their academic ability then things are obviously going to get worse. Worryingly, the same thing is happening in science.