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Zoe Williams’ preference for a socialist dentist (What 22 Years of Terrible Gum Disease Taught Me About Pain, Shame, and Politics, July 12) reminded me of when I chose to do cutting my keys in a store in Victoria because a sign on the window said, “Why not have a socialist cut your keys?” It was only when I got my keys that I realized the inscription “cut by a specialist”.
Willingdon, East Sussex
Regarding the value of lectures (Letters, July 12), at University College London in the 1950s, Winifred Nowottny lectured on King Lear for 10 weeks at 9 a.m. on Friday to a full house. Passionate, I filled page after page with his brilliant analyzes. At the end, she said: “I’m afraid I just scratched the surface. »To never forget.
When I first became a student in 1964, we were informed that a conference was designed to transfer notes from a lecturer’s notebook to a student’s notebook without going through one’s brain. or the other.
Drayton Market, Shropshire
The ecological footprint of space tourism could be significantly reduced if Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk reunite, launch into space as a trio, and stay in orbit indefinitely (Into Darkness and Beyond: Richard Branson is- Did he really go to space ?, July 12).
It’s not just the last names that can make the difference (Letters, July 12) but also the first names – when I was 11, I got a place in my local girls’ high school as “Roberta”. », An opportunity that I unfortunately could not seize. take.
Robert a raven