22 MAY 1964, Page 11


What is a Social Event? The question has hovered in my mind this week because of what 1 read in the Sunday Telegraph. This newspaper has a special column entitled 'Social Events.' Last Sunday it contained two items. One recorded the arrival of Mr. Butler and his family on the Isle of Mull. The other informed us that Mr. Dudley Smith; Conservative MP for Brentford and Chiswick, had caught mumps. I know it was a holiday weekend : but still, as a picture of social life in Britain I feel that this lacked Something.