Letter: Scholars shop around

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Sir: Katie Drummond (letter, 13 December) wonders why John Lewis (classicist and next Head Master of Eton) does not link up with Peter Jones (classicist, though not, actually, head of department at Newcastle) in place of King's College, Cambridge. Simple. There is already a nominal connection between the two august institutions. The major classical prize at Eton is called 'the


We are, nevertheless, delighted to know that Etonians who cannot make the grades here will find a home in Cambridge.

Yours etc,


Department of Classics

The University

Newcastle upon Tyne

13 December