LETTER:What goes on at Oxbridge

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From Ms Sally Laurence Smyth

Sir: Peter Jimack reveals his own ignorance of what happens inside "Oxbridge". My essays at Cambridge were handed in in advance, and having been read by my supervisor, subsequently discussed during supervision. It is at Oxford that essays are read aloud during tutorials.

"Oxbridge" is a sometimes useful abbreviation, but Oxford and Cambridge are two separate and distinct universities, and as such have two separate and distinct traditions.

Yours faithfully,

SALLY LAURENCE SMYTH

London, NW10

16 March

Sir: Peter Jimack reveals his own ignorance of what happens inside "Oxbridge". My essays at Cambridge were handed in in advance, and having been read by my supervisor, subsequently discussed during supervision. It is at Oxford that essays are read aloud during tutorials.

"Oxbridge" is a sometimes useful abbreviation, but Oxford and Cambridge are two separate and distinct universities, and as such have two separate and distinct traditions.

Yours faithfully,

SALLY LAURENCE SMYTH

London, NW10

16 March

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