Sir – I can only echo the thoughts of many Oxonians regarding Oriel College’s hard-nosed attitude to not renewing the lease of Oddbins who have served Oxford for 40 years on the High Street.

I know the college have trotted out platitudes about “clause in the lease allowing them to pull the plug if a company goes into administration” etc etc.

However the rent was up to date and this branch was rescued and continuing as a viable business.

Angela Loach, Forest Hill