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Opinion: In pursuit of excellence

Earlier this month David Lammy MP highlighted the problem of the low number of black students admitted to Oxford and Cambridge Universities and called it the ‘Oxbridge Whitewash’. He wrote in the Guardian (6 Dec):

“Just one British black Caribbean student was admitted to Oxford last year. That is not a misprint: one student. Merton College, Oxford, has not admitted a single black student for five years. At Robinson College, Cambridge, a white applicant is four times more likely to be successful than a black applicant. Last year, 292 black students achieved three A grades at A-level and 475 black

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  • User AvatarJUF 15th Sep - 10:14am
    I'd forgotten the King of Scotland bit
  • User AvatarJUF 15th Sep - 10:12am
    Phew ;-)
  • User AvatarJUF 15th Sep - 9:58am
    I think that the best outcome from the referendum would be that the UK remained intact, but adopted a federal structure. Scotland / Wales /...
  • User AvatarJUF 15th Sep - 9:56am
    I think that the best outcome from the referendum would be that the UK remained intact, but adopted a federal structure. Scotland / Wales /...
  • User AvatarJUF 15th Sep - 9:46am
    @TJ Also, there is still the small matter that 59 million people out of 65 million haven't been able to express their wishes, not have...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 15th Sep - 8:58am
    In early 2012 we had the opportunity to set out what we mean by a federal UK and have it on the ballot paper. But...