Letter: Oxford is tough, and long may it remain so

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Chloe Fox found that her Oxford interview "totally unnerved" her ("Why I'm glad Oxford turned me down", Real Life, 27 July). The dons' interviewing techniques were unnecessary, and also inaccurate if they were meant to screen out students who could not take the pressure. If they wish to assess character they should try psychometric tests, school and medical reports. Making students feel inferior is just not terribly clever.

Rose Meade

Ashford, Kent