It is time the extra funding given to Oxbridge colleges to fund their tutorial system was scrapped. There are, I believe, two persuasive reasons for this. Firstly, both Oxford and Cambridge could easily afford to fund this system by redistributing wealth between the extremely wealthy and the less well-endowed colleges. Secondly, given the fact that Oxford is being severely tested in almost every university league table published, by both Imperial College and LSE (as well as Warwick, for example), why do these universities not qualify for extra funding to reward their academic excellence?
Dept of Economic History,
London School of Economics