Education: Oxford v. Norfolk

Two young students from Britain, members of the Oxford University debating team, stood one evening last week, outside the Norfolk State Prison Colony, 15 miles southwest of Boston, and gazed up at the big concrete walls. "I have one ancestor who was a murderer," said Richard Taverne. Said William Rees-Mogg: "My only criminal ancestor was a bigamist in the 18th Century." After delivering themselves of these genealogical notes, the two Britons marched up to the gatehouse and went inside. After a 2½-month undefeated tour of U.S. campuses, the Oxonians were making one of...

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