A long-indulged silly streak

May 27, 2005

But from naked ambition to plain nudity. Comedian Arthur Smith returned to his alma mater, the University of East Anglia, at the end of last week to give a speech at the university court - the annual gathering of the great and the good of the East. Mr Smith, who graduated with a 2:1 in comparative literature in 1976, revealed that he looked back on the pranks and practical jokes of his university career most fondly. "Streaking began as a social phenomenon when I was at university and, inevitably, I was in the vanguard for that," he declared. A rising talent from the start?

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