In an effort to make academics more accessible and to stimulate public debate Leicester University is encouraging its faculty members to submit entries to its new blog:  The hope is that the posts will be both current and provocative and that people (hopefully not just other academics, though they are welcome too of course), will feel inspired to add their own voices.  Never one to miss an opportunity to be provocative, here is my own xenospace-inflected entry:

Comments welcome, but probably best left on the Leicester blog rather than here.  Or both!