mardi 5 juin 2018

Oxbridge: bucking the trend, or hogging the limelight? | Letters

Adult education is flourishing at Oxford, writes Jonathan Michie, and Michael Pyke is sick of the Oxbridge coverage while our schools are in chaos

John Holford argues adult education has “withered on the vine” (Letters, 31 May). Oxford has bucked that trend: its continuing education department runs more courses, with greater student enrolments than ever – over 1,000 a year, and 23,000 a year respectively (exceeding the number of Oxford degree students). Four examples are relevant to recent media stories.

First, the 1922 royal commission on Oxford and Cambridge concluded both should pursue continuing education, based centrally: Oxford in 1927 bought Rewley House for this purpose, and is planning to expand these central facilities for continuing education.

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