- On 1 September Jump suggested that the fall in its success rate reflected badly on the ESRC...
- whereas on 8 September Jump suggested that the rise in its success rate reflected badly on the EPSRC;
Spookily, in a comment on this blog Adam Golberg had foreseen this scenario almost exactly: 'Next week in the Times Higher: The XRC Research Council announces unchanged success rates. Does this stagnation spell the beginning of the end for the XRC?'
Does he know something we don't? Does he have access to lines of communication which are - frankly - supernatural? Is he, in fact, Robert Johnson?
We should be told.