Lucy Kellaway wrote: ‘Peter Oppenheimer at Christ Church was bored by his undergraduates.’ How does she know that? Did he tell her? Has she asked every pupil? Or is her statement based only on her own experience? Which tutor could fail to be bored by some of his or her pupils? Peter always listened to me attentively and strove to educate me in economics — no easy task. I remember the habit Lucy refers to and it didn’t affect my learning.