Was the Blockley article the start of his series of comic articles on engineers? He wants us to be more communicative, more in touch with the media;
he wants to attract more people into the profession and to stop us being 'under-appreciated'.
Yet apart from his literary schemes, his approach is to make the profession even more technological with more specialist exams. Did he not notice the total lack of logic in all this?
His spurious connection between comic literature and recruitment is even more staggering. My grand-daughter is keen to be a vet. She has never heard of James Herriott but is fanatical about furry animals. My daughter has just qualified as a doctor and was not influence by Richard Gordon and the Doctor in the House series.
The main reading of children currently is the Harry Potter books. Does Mr Blockley thus expect a flood of applicants to universities to study magic?
Ian Hamilton (M), ianham63@hotmail. com