David Rudnick’s attack on Harrow School ( Letters, May 9) is unjustified and I fear inspired by prejudice.
If Harrow operated a quota for Jewish pupils, and it is not clear from Dr Tyerman’s book that it did, then it was misguided. But the school is an Anglican foundation and there are Jewish schools today that will not admit pupils they consider non-Jewish.
I’m surprised that Dr Tyerman states that antisemitism persisted there into the 1960s, but he was a pupil from 1966 to 1970 and must have been a witness. I was a pupil from 1960 to 1964 and saw only two instances of antisemitism. They were both strongly condemned by the boys who witnessed them.
When Mr Rudnick first made his accusations, a number of Jewish Old Boys wrote to Dale Vargas of the Harrow Association saying how unfair they were. Patrick Streeter Harlow, Essex CM17