Let them eat cake

October 15, 1999

Is there no end to the inequality inherent in Oxford colleges? The latest Oxford Magazine carries the shocking disclosure that while some colleges provide

puddings for fellows at Senior Common Room lunch, others

do not.

The news has shaken David Palfreyman, bursar of New College, who is calling for a "Puddings Equalisation Fund", whereby colleges contribute a portion of their catering budget - or even portion of their puddings - to Oxford's pudding poor. It gives a whole new meaning to widening participation.

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