Letter: Oxford year(s)

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I was intrigued to note the brief profile of Lord Archer contained in your paper last week ("Turn again, Ken Livingstone..." 27 July). To be strictly accurate, Lord Archer took a PGCE teacher training course at Brasenose College, in Oxford, which is not strictly a university course. Moreover I believe, as a recent biography of him suggested, he did so without being a graduate.

Incidentally, from our records, it appears he took his diploma in Trinity 1964. So, contrary to his Who's Who entry, he was at the university only from 1963-64.

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