LETTER : Oxford must ease pressure on students

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Sir: Academic pressures on students at Oxford University are indeed unreasonable. There are a number of reasons why I would not recommend an Oxford education: one of them would certainly be the way the university's examinations are structured.

I graduated from Oxford in 1968 with a Second Class honours degree in modern history. For at least a decade afterwards I would occasionally, on waking, be alarmed by a momentary, but very real, fear that I had not yet sat my Finals. Frankly, I would rather have attended a more progressive university.

ROGER HEWELL

Bath

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