Out of curriculum, clearly out of mind

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From Mr Michael Coleman.

Sir, I’m afraid that Philip Delves Broughton’s idea of what historical anecdotes British school children are taught is some decades out of date (Business Life, September 21). When I quoted the same to a group of English summer interns, all studying at leading universities, the ensuing blank stares led me to press further “Trafalgar?”, “Lord Nelson?” More blank stares. Out of the national curriculum, clearly out of mind.

Michael Coleman,

Singapore

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