Higher education in England is in crisis. Although student numbers have increased, funding has not. The staff-student ratio has fallen precipitously, while the salaries of lecturers have fallen dramatically compared with those of their peers. While England could once boast that its universities were the envy of the world, today they are falling behind many of those in other developed societies. Those who have worked in English universities over the last 25 years have witnessed a depressing collapse of quality and morale.