From Mrs Flora Alexander
Sir, - The Revd Alan Fraser (
Letters, 2 January) is wrong to criticise the selection of the
Revd Libby Lane as a bishop on the grounds of her private
education, which presumably was chosen for her by her parents.
Also, as a state- comprehensive-educated Oxford graduate, I want to
point out that he is making the common mistake of associating study
at Oxford with private schooling. People gain places at Oxford not
at a result of class privilege, but because they are clever and
able to work effectively. We need clever bishops.
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