Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) involves an alteration of visual perception in which the sizes of external objects are perceived incorrectly. Surely English Heritage is affected by that when it advertises for a Head of Visitor Attraction at Stonehenge (see below) and cites a key role as “maintaining exemplary conservation of the monument and landscape”.

As Professor Mike Parker Pearson explained to the Observer: “The world heritage site where Stonehenge sits is over 5km long but the tunnel is under 3km. This means a dual carriageway will emerge from both portals within this unique and protected landscape. There will be almost total destruction of all archaeological remains within its path.

Imagine that! More damage to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site than has ever been caused, and English Heritage is supporting it! How will the new Head of Visitor Attraction paint that as “maintaining exemplary conservation of the monument and landscape”?

“What a tiny doorway” thought Alice.