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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.
There is "the idea that being celibate goes against nature, that the institution is nothing but an old, anachronistic machine which blocks the evangelical message and which needs to be profoundly modernised," he said.