Oxford vice-chancellor urges politicians to stop meddling in admissions

UK“Politicians need to stop meddling in university admissions, the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford said in his inaugural address yesterday. Andrew Hamilton becomes the first Oxford vice-chancellor who has not studied or held a previous post at the university. He took his first degree at the University of Exeter and was most recently a Provost of Yale University. In his speech at the university’s Sheldonian Theatre, he said that he would protect the ‘twin Oxford jewels — the collegiate structure and the tutorial system’ …” (more)

[Nicola Woolcock, Times, 8 October]

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