Dame Nemat Shafik
London School of Economics
14th August 2020
I am writing with some urgency in the wake of the disastrous A level results and the horrendous bias against students who come from non-selective schools that may have had a blip in recent academic performance and have, therefore, had their grades knocked back.
I hope, this year, that you will follow the example of Worcester College and take on those students who were predicted grades that would meet your requirements and whose teachers were confident they could be expected, in ordinary circumstances, to achieve them.
I look forward to hearing from you personally, in due course, and to celebrating the fact that the LSE, another great academic body with a bold history is ready to challenge a mighty injustice.
Now is not the time to wait and see what the Government will do. You will be judged by your actions and the lead you give in the next few days.
I would like to think that you are on the right side of history.
I am available to help in any way I can.
With best wishes and great respect,
Professor TIM WILSON