Glorious structures or grey?

May 21, 2009

Adrian Furnham ("The petty meanness is bitterly recalled, but the kindness is repaid", 14 May) refers to university prospectuses showing off semi-attractive buildings and ignoring the "Stalinist Sixties architecture that surrounds them". Surely, "Stalinist" here should mean the glorious "wedding-cake" structures of the 1930s, such as Moscow State University, rather than the concrete blocks of the Brezhnevite Sixties?

Richard E. Rawles, Honorary research fellow in psychology, University College London.

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