Want to get in to Oxford? First, go to the opera…

Want to get in to Oxford? First, go to the opera…


norman lebrecht

December 06, 2015

The Times reports on a ‘cultural literacy’ scheme that is designed to help teenagers pass their Oxford and Cambridge admission interviews with flying colours.

Students attend art auctions at Christie’s, performances at the Royal Opera House and lectures at institutes to help them to hold their own. Children are also taught how to speak clearly and intelligently, to help them to succeed at university interviews .

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is running workshops at the Harris Federation, an academy chain, for pupils from the age of 13….


More here (you may have to pay).


  • Rebecca Woolcock says:

    This is just so fundamentally wrong on so many levels. It points out the gaps in cultural education and assumes that a quick fix solution is enough to cover the cracks. Only available, however to further the careers of the already elite few.