What Connects Ross Kemp, Victor Meldrew and Edward Snowden?

By Gerald Lynch on at

The position of student rector at Glasgow University, that's what. The intelligence whistleblower is to stand for the post previously held by actors Ross "Grant off Eastenders" Kemp and Richard "I DONT BELIEEEVE IT" Wilson, after being nominated as a candidate for the role by the institution's students.

The three year post sees the holder expected to attend the university court and act on behalf of the students' representative council in bringing important matters from the student body to the Glasgow University management. It is, however, now more of an honorary title than it once was -- handy given Snowden's current political exile in Russia. [BBC]