A pleasing e-mail came over the classics list over the weekend :
I have just received news that proposals to close the Department of Classics in Cork and transfer its staff to the Department of History have been withdrawn. Classics maintains an independent identity at University College Cork – for now, at least. Sincere thanks for all of you who signed the petition, and for all of you who wrote to the President of UCC to make your feelings on this matter known.
That sounds like the end of the matter for now – let’s hope it stays that way.