Glittering prizes

David Smith‘s blog feed is made up mainly of his daily links. These are a pretty fabulous digest of interesting stuff. This one caught my eye today: biases of elite education. (And I love the idea of blog called

I’ve had some great chats with David about the downsides of elite education as we both experienced what I call the Oxbridge Disease. Some of its symptoms are highlighted in this article. Whilst the Oxford experience was brilliant in many ways it had a big shadow side – something brought out in The Glittering Prizes. I see the DVD of the BBC series of that is coming out next month – I’d love to see it again.


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