Fillers Fifty years ago

Why I went to Oxford, not Cambridge

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1354
  1. Jeremy Hugh Baron, honorary professorial lecturer
  1. New York

    In December 1947 I went to Cambridge to take an entrance examination. A week later my father—in those days colleges communicated not with the applicant but with the parent— received a letter from the senior tutor saying that I had done well in my science papers, but in the …

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