Oxford's fee legacy

July 3, 1998

Oxford clearly needs a Royal Commission, but attacking the college system is barking up the wrong tree. A worse problem in Oxford, one not shared with Cambridge, is the dismal state of the non-scientific faculties. It is on clearing out these Augean stables that a Royal Commission should concentrate.

W. G. Clarence-Smith Reader in the economic history of Asia and Africa School of Oriental and African Studies

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