Education: The Yanks at Oxford

The head porter of Christ Church, Oxford University, bustled up to an American student one day last week to ask a most unusual favor. The porter wanted the Yank's signature in his "Blim [Blighters I've Met] Book"—an honor reserved only for Christ Church students who have made a special mark at Oxford. As everyone at the university knew, 23-year-old Donald Hall of New Haven, Conn, deserved such special attention: he had just won Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize for English Verse—the first American who ever did.

Hall was not the only Yank Oxonians were talking...

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