Your roster of ‘Alumni Voices’ in the latest Alumni OT Weekly consists of 3 campaigners for ‘good causes’, 3 academics, 2 writers, a broadcaster and an athlete. I suspect more than 50% of Oxford’s alumni have careers in private enterprise and finance. From personal experience I can tell you that the world of business contains easily as many interesting and inspiring stories as those you chose to feature. And business provides employment and fulfilling careers, and the taxes that make the rest of the world go round.

Is this an example of a 19-century snobbish prejudice against ‘trade’. Methinks so!