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Celebrating brains

I think Gail Trimble is tremendous, not just for her brains, but for her modesty, warmth and humour too. And she is good looking. I can see no reason why in this day and age, her intelligence should become a sexist issue, and that men might find it off putting. The Latin literature Oxford student and captain was quite magnificent in University Challenge’s final last night. It is too...
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Feeling sorry for James today

James has been given an after school detention for playing snowballs at school. Admittedly, he had been asked not to, and 10 minutes later was found still doing so. I was informed about this in a letter which James brought home from school just before half-term break 10 days ago. Because we live outside the school catchment area and pay for a private bus company, I wrote to the school explaining...
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