A MAN totally opposed to attempts to make Cambridge’s literature teaching more diverse has only ever read the sci-fi epic Dune.
Office manager Roy Hobbs believes that the university should not bow to pressure by dropping white British authors, despite having abandoned any books not set on the fictional desert world Arrakis.
He continued: “I’m not necessarily saying Dune should be on their syllabus. But if you want something exotic, why not go all the way?
“Academics need to get out of their ivory towers and read books about real issues like mining hallucinogenic drugs from giant worms to facilitate intergalactic travel by mutated human ‘navigators’.
“I just think it’s wrong that British students are being educated without learning anything about their rich cultural heritage of Paul Atreides becoming the warrior prophet Muad’Dib.
Hobbs added: “Also it’d stop them just cheating by watching the film, because it’s terrible.”