Courts and quads

The well-known satirical novel, Porterhouse Blue, published in 1974, is set in a fictional Cambridge college. It was referred to in an article by Iain Martin published in The Times on August 3. A light-hearted letter from Alistair Lexden followed on August 5.

Sir, Iain Martin gives the fictional Porterhouse College, Cambridge, a quad (article, Aug.3). This Oxonian term has always been anathema to those fortunate to study beside the gentle river Cam, where the colleges provide courts for recreation and noisy demonstrations.

Yours faithfully

Lord Lexden
(Graduate of Peterhouse, Cambridge)
London SW1