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Elspeth Insch, the retiring head of King Edward VI Handsworth, (Post, August 30) will be remembered as an uncompromising defender of an anachronistic and socially divisive selective system which has disadvantaged generations of Birmingham pupils.
If you look at it objectively the vicepresidency is quite anachronistic and I wouldn't fight tooth and nail to keep it if I'm honest.
The stereotypical image of a pirate as a peg-legged buccaneer is anachronistic.