Spence and snobbery 4

August 27, 2004

So Cambridge University has developed a "thinking-skills test" for students and found that it predicts their performance in first-year examinations ("Entry test tackles class bias", August 13). The university has apparently reinvented the intelligence test, first constructed 99 years ago, since when dozens, if not hundreds, of studies have found what Cambridge has now discovered. Brilliant.

Richard Lynn
Ulster University

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