This exchange about university governance by one academic governor and one lay governor considers:
- the balance between governors and managers;
- the disconnect between academics and governors; and • the changing demands on governors.
A Foreword by Michael Shattock, the former Registrar of Warwick University and the co-author of The Governance of British Higher Education (forthcoming), roots the discussion in a broader historical context.
The whole paper is designed to promote further reflection on university governance in the twenty-first century.