One of my occasional contributions to the New Statesman‘s Staggers blog:
Why the New College isn’t a New Oxbridge
It’s a private university for the products of private schools
An Oxbridge education has a lot of advantages. You are taught by some of the top people in your chosen field. You get to live in one of the most beautiful cities in England. And for three glorious years, you can live in the happy delusion that one day you’ll grow up to become Stephen Fry.
Now a group of academics is planning to open their own elite college. And at least one Oxford product is, rather prematurely, hailing it as a third Oxbridge..
You can read the whole piece here.