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Stowe’s soup poison scandal

England - Buckinghamshire - Stowe Landscape Gardens - Stowe House - 2nd May 2011 -32

Bizarre story in the Guardian – apparently:

Stowe school chef tells court she saw kitchen porter poisoning soup

Drama lives on in those green and pleasant lands.

Incidentally, inflation seems to have hit my alma mater hard – full fees when I was there (and I was on a scholarship when I was there, I hasten to add) were closer to £12,000 a year. Even with compounded interest rates at 4% over the 13 years since I left the fees should be closer to £20,000 a year than £27,000. Accurate inflation calculation puts the figure at closer to £16,000. How come public school education is racing ahead of inflation?