Hertford gave me the opportunity to become who I am.
I came to Oxford with an interest in philosophy, maths, politics, history and the arts, to read PPE. I owed my place at Hertford to Philosophy tutor Richard Malpas and, no doubt, to Hertford’s encouragement of state school pupils. It surprised me to find that it was the subject with which I was least familiar, Economics, taught by Roger van Noorden and, later, George Yarrow, that most inspired me. I have worked in economics ever since.