Get it taped

February 6, 2004

In December, I wrote a letter to Downing College, Cambridge, that I later sent to The THES ("Oxford tutor attacks Cambridge interview", THES , January 9), about my daughter's interview for a place to study medicine. I was concerned that the interview breached the college's guidelines for informality and direct encouragement. I gave three examples of incidences to substantiate a claim of bullying and intimidating.

The college has refused to reply to my letter, instead denying the claim through public statements and letters (Letters, THES , January 16). It boils down to my daughter's word against the college's. Perhaps videotaping interviews, as the college's letter suggests, might be the answer. It would protect everyone.

Dawn Chatty
Oxford University

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