Old Boy And Fag

Our thanks to The Sunday Times for a little weekend hilarity in its Atticus column: After many years of drifting across to America and over Europe, one of Oxford’s most illustrious old boys, W.H. Auden, has come shuffling back to the University town with a fag dangling out of his mouth and octopal hands in baggy pockets to spend a winter in a cottage in Christ Church where, as an occasional lecturer, he will be meeting students.