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Does anybody know how / why allusions to the incident of alleged plagiarism, according to this page's history, have been deleted in the recent past? (preceding unsigned comment by at 06:27, 19 November 2005)

Maybe because of the vindictiveness involved. The Guardian has been hounding Raj for a long time now —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) , at 21:17, 2 January 2006

This biographical sketch does not do justice to Raj Persaud's tremendous reputation, contributions and following. There seems to be an organised and persistent attempt to discredit Raj. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) , at 22:23, 18 December 2005

I think we can now all agree that Raj managed to discredit Raj. (talk) 16:30, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Latest press reports indicate that the panel set up by King's College has reported the allegations were of a nature that could be dealt with at departmental level i.e at the Institute of Psychiatry without the need for a formal enquiry. The Institute has decide that no further action is required and closed the matter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) , at 23:12, 12 April 2006

Can we have a citation for that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by PaulWicks (talkcontribs) , at 10:01, 13 April 2006

I have removed the quotes from Private Eye as it is satire not fact. (talk) 22:10, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm glad someone else has already reverted your edits, User talk: Private Eye has a fine history of investigative journalism, and has broken or helped to break many stories in the past, including the Profumo Affair and others. Just because you don't like what it says doesn't make it any the less true: Persaud has a long and repeated history of plagiarism, which he has tried to blame on others (sub-editors and the like) while failing to take full responsibility for his actions. (talk) 15:21, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Raj Persaud[edit]

Raj Persaud has indeed resumed presenting the BBC Radio 4 programme "All in the Mind". I heard this evening's (Tuesday 10th April 9-9.30 p.m.), which he presented, and the trailer for next week indicates he will again be the presenter for that edition.Judy Skelton 21:09, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Anyone else who can confirm this? --Tilman 04:50, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Heard him today. But aurely this is not controversial -- a glance at the All in the Mind website is all it takes. Flapdragon 16:49, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Bringing the website is all that was needed. Thanks. --Tilman 17:05, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Raj Persaud - plagiarism[edit]

In response to requests for citations, and the suggestion that Persaud's 'alleged' (subsequently confessed to the UK General Medical Council) plagiarism might have more to do with the media than with Persaud's practice of plagiarism, following are some citations from the UK broadsheet press, the BBC and Reuters:

"TV doctor Raj Persaud faces disciplinary panel on plagiarism charges" (The Times, June 16, 2008)

"TV psychiatrist Raj Persaud admits he copied work from books" (The Times, June 17, 2008)

"TV psychiatrist Raj Persaud suspended for plagiarism" (The Times, June 21, 2008)

"Raj Persaud: TV psychiatrist admits plagiarism" (The Guardian, June 16, 2008)

"Media psychiatrist fights for his job" (The Guardian, June 17, 2008)

"Persaud's blatant cribs were flabbergasting, professor tells tribunal" (The Guardian, June 18, 2008)

"Persaud's plagiarism was dishonesty, rules medical council" (The Guardian, June 19, 2008)

"Persaud suspended from practice for three months over plagiarism" (The Guardian, June 21, 2008)

"TV doctor Raj Persaud admits plagiarism" (The Independent, 16 June, 2008)

"Raj Persaud found guilty of 'dishonest plagiarism'" (The Independent, 20 June, 2008)

"Dr Raj Persaud: General Medical Council says fitness to practise impaired" (The Telegraph, 20 Jun, 2008)

"Dr Raj Persaud: from populist psychiatrist to plagiarist" (The Telegraph, 20 Jun, 2008)

"TV psychiatrist found guilty of disrepute" (Reuters, Jun 19, 2008)

"Media doctor guilty of disrepute" (BBC, 19 June, 2008)

"Media psychiatrist Professor Raj Persaud has admitted to the General Medical Council that he plagiarised articles from other academics." (BBC, 16 June, 2008)

"Media doctor hit with suspension" (BBC, 20 June, 2008)

Link Suggestion[edit]

Raj Persaud has recently given a public lecture (from a church pulpit, of all places!) which, as well as being very well presented, entertaining and thought-provoking, is perhaps his first public performance after the plagiarism scandal. It can be watched online here: and would make for an interesting external link I would think. (I only don't put it up myself as there is a possible conflict-of-interest as I am connected with Gresham College, who hosted the lecture). Jamesfranklingresham (talk) 17:23, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm puzzled by this one. I can see why it would be good for Persaud. But I would have thought this sort of thing would only bring Gresham into disrepute. Nomoskedasticity (talk) 06:22, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

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