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18 February 2015

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From 1920 University College London offered a diploma on journalism that was designed for newly unemployed soldiers who had returned from the Front. Both Elizabeth Bowen and later Betty Miller were enrolled on the course. Here is BM’s ‘end of year report’ from the UCL archive, revealing of her sense of humour (“running to lectures when late”) and her writing ambition; interestingly she was intent on being a critic, not a novelist.

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