Through the Archives #1: Evelyn Waugh and a Union hopeful

by | November 25, 2017

“Jeremy was in my house at school; he has what would be known in North Oxford as ‘personality’. That is to say he is rather stupid, thoroughly well-satisfied with himself, and acutely ambitious. Jeremy purposes to be President of the Union.”

English novelist Evelyn Waugh as a Hertford undergraduate writes of his encounter with a Union presidential hopeful in ‘Portrait of Young Man with Career’ for The ISIS, 30 May 1923