Book Review: ‘An Oxbridge Education’ (London, Penguin, 2020)

Professor Smith’s new book on the consequences of an Oxbridge education is good, given her circumstances. It must have been tough coming from a London university, and she’s tried her best to provide a meaningful contribution to the field. For that, I commend her. It’s always good to bring diverse perspectives to sociology, even if this occasionally results in a decline in research quality. Smith’s use of oral testimonies is particularly innovative, although I have to disagree with her finding that Oxbridge students are no more qualified to be Prime Minister than any other graduates. I have a close-knit circle of friends who I feel would thrive in positions of political leadership.

The book spans just short of 1000 pages, and to be honest I’m surprised that Professor Smith could write so much, given how little she contributed to our shared research project in 2005. Yet despite all those words, she struggled to find a convincing conclusion – just like I struggled to find my own food in the communal fridge, the sandwich thieving shit.

Professor Smith has no regard for anyone around her, and her book is nothing but an attack on traditional values and decent people. Frankly, it was much better left unwritten, and I hope other scholars will not be basing their research on this twisted pile of crap. In fact, I feel that Professor Smith would have been much better doing a PhD in sleeping with other people’s wives, which is clearly her area of expertise. Fuck you, Linda, and fuck everything you stand for. I hope you’re happy now – good luck with ruining someone else’s life.

Stars: 0.1/5