A head for facts

March 21, 2003

Claire Sanders ("There's comfort in hanging on to your head", THES , March 14) implies in her opening paragraphs that no chancellor of Oxford University has yet been executed.

This neatly gets round the point that Archbishop Laud, who was executed in 1645, had resigned as chancellor in 1641. Whether this was "an untimely end" is, of course, a matter of opinion.

Mark Harris

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