David Swift has just sent me the web address of his photos from the 2005 Summer School. Go to
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1646881. Thanks, David.
If you missed mine, they're here.
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So I've put the controls back on. Do comment, but be prepared to fill in a few details about yourself in the process. Sorry for the inconvenience.
… you might be interested in this tirade against hot-housing pupils to pass exams, from The Times back on July 18
IN MY incurably trivial way I divide British parents into three categories. Type A: the millions who genuinely can’t afford to send their kids to private school. Type B: those who are so stinking rich that they don’t have to think twice about it. And Type C: the lot in between. The ones with the interesting moral dilemmas involving sacrifice and principles. Middle-earning and middle-class, they could afford to pay school fees, but only by working all hours of the day and night, praying that they aren’t made redundant, and adopting the scintillating lifestyle of Trappist monks.