Open Day by Leslie Kilmartin

Batman University, a struggling higher education institution on the outskirts of the city, plans an open day to impress its new President, an eminent British academic whose dubious past is catching up with him. The marketing team goes into overdrive. By the end of this farcically catastrophic open day – the highlight of which is a parade by the University Regiment – the bodies of a VIP and a senior government minister lie on the regimental parade ground. After a series of other calamitous events including arson, a student assault on the North Korean consul and a furtive sexual encounter, the careers of the President and his senior staff end in tatters.

Media reports of these disastrous events go viral and Batman University becomes internationally famous for all the wrong reasons.

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