Every year since 1953 Oxford and Cambridge universities have competed in a blind wine tasting competition. I was in the Oxford University team about a decade ago. We never lost. In this year’s competition I am very pleased to report that Oxford has won again. I say ‘again’ because Cambridge have only won nineteen times to Oxford’s thirty-four triumphs. I know one of the people on the Oxford team. He is still studying at Oxford thirteen years after I went to Oxford; he’d been there for about fifteen years before I arrived.