England: the Universities of England and Wales
by A.D. Lindsay - 1943
It is no longer true to say that the universities of England and Wales are confined to the upper and middle classes. Thanks to the development of secondary education since 1904 and to a remarkable system of scholarships from local education authorities and the State, the universities are now open to all sections of the population. This applies even to Oxford and Cambridge, while at least 50 per cent of the students of the other universities began their education at the public elementary schools.
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