The Ox-files

July 14, 2000

Oxford University's public orator Jasper Griffin has detected a sinister pattern in recent Oxford college head appointments. Colleges used to elect lawyers and philosophers as their heads, seeing the main threat from "their own revolting young", he said. "Now they see it as coming from the government and the civil service and they look to the ranks of those who know, and can presumably handle that dark and alarming world."

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