Letter: A question of sport

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Sir: The Royal Family in 1992 has been increasingly honest. This trend could be extended to other traditionally hallowed institutions. Even comparatively unimportant details, taken together, build to a false impression. Is it not time, for example, that Oxford and Cambridge declared which of their sportsmen are genuine academics? Are (predominantly male) sportsmen giving false prestige to the universities? And are they being allowed to claim academic credentials unfairly?

Yours faithfully,


London, NW5

16 December

Sports letters, page 28