Published on 20 Oct 2017

David Lammy: ‘Harvard and Yale more diverse than Oxbridge’

If you think Oxford and Cambridge students are mostly posh, southern and white, you’d be pretty much right. New data released thanks to freedom of information requests has revealed quite how much, and the extent to which poorer, northern and black students are under-represented.

Labour MP David Lammy has branded Oxbridge admissions “social apartheid” and”fiefdoms of entrenched privilege”. He debates with Dr Tony Sewell, the founder of the Generation Genius charity.