Quote of the day

F. G. Parsons, commenting on the more brachycephalic student body of Cambridge compared to Oxford, in "The Cephalic Index of the British Isles," Man, 22:19-23, 1922, p. 23:

Where so many observers are involved the personal equation is sure to be there; indeed, in some places, glaring discrepancies need accounting for -- such as the enormous difference in the records of the Oxford and Cambridge undergraduates. Possibly a mistake in the arithmetic has crept in; but, if not, it would be very interesting to learn whether Cambridge still keeps up her average index of 796 while Oxford is only 780.