Professor Stanley Hussey

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Sir: Watching the start of the latest England/Scotland encounter reminded me that the English don't really have a national anthem.

Words: Airfixation, n.

NO SOONER has D. J. Taylor published a 500-page life of Thackeray than he is described by some sort of don, John Mullan, as "a jobbing writer". What would the sneering Dr Mullan think if he knew that Taylor has also been a diligent editor of Airfix Magazine? He is an expert upon variants of the Lancaster bomber and a past master at easing decals from a saucer of water to the fuselage.

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Letter: Britishness defined

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The North

Go Higher: The North - Your indispensable guide to student life

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Letter: Sexual distraction

GILBERT ADAIR is unfair to Robert Mapplethorpe, implying that he is famous only for his photographs about sex (The Guillotine, Culture, 18 July). Mapplethorpe's work includes far more than the overtly sexual images for which he is notorious. His originality of vision and technical mastery, quite apart from his audacity, guarantee that his photographs are seen as Mapplethorpes. Whether his images are "shocking" now, or may become tame in the future, has nothing to do with his real claim to posterity.

Racing: Saffron Walden on road to Meld Stakes

SAFFRON WALDEN, the Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, is among five acceptors from the stable of Aidan O'Brien for the Meld Stakes at the Curragh on Friday. O'Brien said yesterday: "Saffron Walden is well and is a possible for the Meld, but we will decide nearer the time." Saffron Walden was seventh to Oath in the Derby at Epsom.
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