Kids’ climate awareness | Philistines | Wordsearch stereotypes | Care costs | Crossword
Nicholas Maxwell says universities have scarcely promoted awareness of the climate crisis (Letters, 22 October). Thank heavens for preschools and CBeebies. My four-year-old grandson tells me he is so happy that his dad has bought a bike with a carrier to take him to school, because he is worried about pollution. He also asked me if ours was the only family who worried about litter as we walked past Selhurst Park football ground.
• Anne Carlisle, the vice-chancellor of Falmouth University, says the problem our government has with the creative arts is that it “appears to have fewer members who really engage in cultural and creative events” (Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England, 23 October). I’d put it more simply: we are governed by a bunch of philistines.
Prof Jennifer Jenkins