Alan Bennett on universities and social mobility

I studied Alan Bennett’s plays for my A Level English. Undoubtedly Michael Gove wouldn’t approve. He also wouldn’t approve of Bennett’s recent comments on social mobility, public schools and universities. I’m with Alan on this one….

Alan Bennett, To educate according to the social situation of the parents is wrong and a waste
As a 17-year-old, the odds were stacked against boys like me trying to get into Oxbridge. Sixty years on, it is still unfair – and even un-Christian

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