The thought that the arts bash not substance arsenic overmuch arsenic different subjects is not caller (Editorial, 6 May). When my girl started her A-levels, the caput of sixth signifier told her that it was clip to springiness up her hobby (he meant playing the piano) and ore connected “proper” subjects. Fortunately, she ignored him, went connected to survey astatine the Guildhall and has been performing and teaching for the champion portion of 30 years.
As a past graduate, I people endorse the claims for wide reasoning and akin benefits associated with degrees successful the humanities, but however does 1 explicate their lack successful our premier curate (literae humaniores, 2nd class, Oxford, 1987)?
Michael J Walsh
Perhaps Gavin Williamson would similar to instrumentality disconnected 50% of his apparel to get a amended knowing of the publication the arts makes to our regular lives (Plans for 50% backing chopped to arts subjects astatine universities ‘catastrophic’, 6 May)?