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My maths teacher at school believed that “culture” was a waste of time and money, and we should concentrate on reading (a bit), working (a bit) and arithmetic (lots).

The amount of money that members of our society have accumulated or inherited seems to fascinate journalists and their readers.

Every time I attend an opera performance or visit an art gallery or an orchestral concert I say a little prayer of thanks to the generous donors without whom we would be a very uncultured mob.