It is rare for higher education and religion in Britain's universities to constitute the leading items on Radio 4's prime time evening news on the same day. But on the 12th May 1999, the determination of the non-Labour parties to abolish tuition fees in Scottish Universities was being hotly debated on the first day of the new Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Further south, a chaplain from Cambridge University was being criticised by some and applauded by others for using 'God' as part of his e-mail address, in an effort to make the chaplaincy more accessible to students. 1