Friday, 16 March 2012

Cambridge undergraduate rusticated for political poem

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Marc Boxer was sent down from Oxford in the early 1960s for some blasphemous poems. One began: 'As God was cleaning his Bentley'. Arnott-Davies's offence seems much less grave though the poem sounds preachy and the ideas it expresses tired. I wonder why this happened. Are Cambridge dons supporting the Tories after sixty years? Surely not.

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