I knew everything about my friends' political and religious opinions, their love affairs, finances, homes, families, their taste in food and clothes and drink, but would have thought it indelicate to inquire what school they were reading. English literature was for women and foreigners, a new, disreputable school called Modern Greats (now dubbed P.P.E.) was for "publicists and politicians". Classical Mods and Greats was still pre-eminent in esteem; next to them Modern History and Law and Theology. Mathematicians were respected but were thought to be out of their proper milieu; they should have been at Cambridge. There was said to be a laboratory somewhere beyond Keble, but I never met anyone who dabbled there.
Evelyn Waugh, A Little Learning.