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Letter: Leaving home

Sir: If a student wishes and is equipped to study politics on a strong statistical base, he should go to Essex or Strathclyde. If his interest is in decision science in politics, he might go to Lancaster. If his bent is historic-philosophical, he could try Oxford or Durham.

Professor Watson's proposal (letter, 5 April) that more students should live at home would be afurther step on the road to homogenisation of university education, a road the end of which is creative death.

Yours faithfully,


Borwick, Lancashire