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Re: Professor Prescott

Thanks Dave for that.
I'd missed this report and it is quite a hoot really.
You're right,of course, I watched Newsnight last night and Tom Burke was given in the caption as Professor
Imperial College.
I have n't been able to find out what his academic history/qualifications are. Any idea?

Re: Professor Prescott

It was difficult to track down, but Tom Burke has a BA(Hons) in Philosophy from Liverpool University in 1969.

The source for that is an alumni magazine for Liverpool University, page 10, item with the heading "Do you have an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility?".

http://www.liv.ac.uk/insight/Insight_Artwork_09_F.pdf

I assumed he might have had a scientific qualification, being an 'adviser' to Rio Tinto Zinc.