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August 21, 2017



In the nineteen fifties at the University of Edinburgh I rememeber the tutorials(involving about twelve students)were silent-in honour of the inculcated obedience from the previous schools, except for the voices of north american students-who were on GI Bill grants and anyway only had the fees of £50 a year to pay.
It was a revelation for the scottish students that one could speak up, and did immense harm to the silent ethos. I think this had been going since the start of tutoriala. it remained a taboo to speak out in lectures.

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