Education: Beer & Skittles

To savants and laymen alike, Great Britain's Oxford University is one of the greatest capitals of learning in the English-speaking world. U. S. universities, awed by its 700-year-old cultural traditions, are willing, even eager to acknowledge and ape its preeminence. To such Oxford-worshippers came a shock last week in the form of a book describing life at Oxford as a little learning and a great deal of beer & skittles.

Such a college tale as U. S. tabloids like to print about U. S. universities is Oxford Limited.* Its author who washes the...

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