I think a cautious endorsement of the new collaborative is a reasonable approach. If the Wessely School manages to seize control, that would be a good time to raise Hell and publicly resign. One potential problem I see with creating yet another institution is the amount of time, effort, and money that goes into simply sustaining the organization without actually accomplishing anything useful. If they start renting office space and hiring staff, look out. The World Social Forum comes to mind. It has sucked up huge amounts of money over the years. Boatloads of small groups spend so much effort sending delegates that there's not much left over for their original work. And what do they have to show for it? Not much, as far as I can tell. I do appreciate Dr Holgate's efforts on our behalf. I wish him well, and many thanks to Simon for writing another fine article.