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Graduation for oldies

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:287
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Happier than funerals, less fraught than christenings, and cheaper than weddings, graduations are the most enjoyable of family milestones. They are also the most exclusive. With only two tickets per graduand and no black market, most of the family has to be content with the official video.

    After years of gazing impassively over the audience as one of the gowned academics on the platform, it comes as a mild shock to find yourself in your Sunday …

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