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Never mind minorities, what about the half?

It’s a routine introduction from the announcer, except for the words: ‘… all-male final …’ I’m about to watch University Challenge. It’s the final final. There’s been a blizzard of quarters and semis – felt like the fractions had mutated … Continue reading

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In paradisum

It’s the long hot summer of 1976. June. Finals are over, at last. I wave a temporary farewell to my friend Ros. She’s looking forward to the autumn, a postgraduate course in Cambridge. To holidaying in France with her brother. … Continue reading

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