In my view your article in the current edition of Oxford Today, ‘Oxford’s Prime Ministers’, is verging on the unpleasantly triumphant. The first paragraph comes near to implying that there are ‘Oxonian Prime Ministers’ and the rest. The remainder parades a galaxy of ‘Oxonian’ talent before judgement can be made on the ability to deal with the administrative tasks ahead, as daunting an agenda as any since the Second World War and a matter of greater concern than individual and other rankings in university league tables. I note that an adjacent article is headed ‘Oxford takes top spot in uni rankings’. 

I do not expect this letter to be printed. There is already a letter, not all of which I agree with, which touches on the same theme. I simply wish to register that there is another reader who is not comfortable with your approach.