One of the local student newspapers -- Varsity -- has got another scoop. Last term it conducted an online questionnaire, which apparently revealed that 50% had at some time or other in their university career 'plagiarised' (whatever that meant).
I wasn't sure how much weight to put on these anonymous confessions, honestly. But now Varsity has run a new questionnaire to find out how rich the average Cambridge student is and how much their parents earn -- and, for the benefit of the punters, they've broken this down by college and Tripos subject. It's the lead story this week, even upstaging the article on that burning Cambridge controversy on the wine served to students at St John's Formal Hall. (That's irony, by the way, before you write in . . .)
Some of this new scoop plays to our usual prejudices. History of Art comes out top of the subject rich list -- with a claimed average weekly budget per student of £182 per week and an average parental income of £118k. Not enough to buy young Rupert a Caravaggio to work on, but still a generous cushion against poverty.
But there were other, surprising, results.