Some good news today from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The full details of the procedure and the results are available here and there is a handy pdf of the headline news from the THE here. But here are the rankings for the subjects I'm most interested in. The results here show a weighted average score (from 0 to 4) for a given assessment unit (subject) by institution. Very good news for the Cambridge Faculty of Classics. The Cambridge ancient philosophers were included in the Classics submission since that is where we hold our lectureships.
Here is the GPA ranking for Classsics, ancient history, Byzantine and modern Greek studies:
King’s College 2.85
Here is the ranking for Philosophy.
Good news for the Cambridge Department of the History and Philosophy of Science.
King’s College 3.05