The country is now in the grips of the influenza. The majority of the Elementary Schools in Oxford are now closed. Following a few mild cases here at school, as we could not possibly cope with a major outbreak amongst our boarders, I have taken the decision that they should go home to their families.
We will continue to look after about a dozen for whom this is not possible, and we will have the day boys in when we can.
This advice is from the Daily Telegraph (22.10.1918):