May not interest many of the British people but might be of interest to the septic members. As you no doubt know many universities dropped ROTC during the 1970's for political reasons. In many cases the tenured faculty are "children of the 70's" and have opposed the reintroduction of ROTC, shifting opposition to the grounds of DADT. Some of these schools have now started to reintroduce the program, giving their students the right to participate. I saw this in the Harvard Gazette this week and thought it might be of interest. Harvard formally recognizes Army SROTC | Harvard Gazette The President of Harvard, Dr Drew Gilpin Faust is a supporter of the military and a historian who has studied the impact of war on society in her research. If interested in the US Civil War you might want to check out a story linked from the page cited above: Blue, gray, and Crimson | Harvard Gazette One little known fact about Harvard is that it ranks third for alumni who have received the Medal of Honor (after West Point and Annapolis). The main chapel on Harvard's Campus is Memorial Church, a memorial to Harvard's fallen alumni (and alumnae). About 2 years ago they unveiled a plaque in Memorial Church listing the Medal of Honor recipients and the then Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey jr. was invited to unveil it.