(Written 27 Aug 2011)
Dear All,
The following topic was seen in the London Review of Books… Letters, Vol. 26 No. 12 · 24 June 2004

From Martin Pierce

Alan Bennett wonders what became of the scholarship examinations for Oxford and Cambridge (LRB, 3 June). I sat the Cambridge examination from a state school in 1982. But the examination whose passing I most regret was at Cambridge itself: General Historical Problems, three hours, answer one question out of 32. Question 32 was the gem: ‘Why, in general, have the English not eaten their horses?’

Martin Pierce
London SW14