Your editorial on adult education (21 March) rekindled memories of teaching evening classes as a lecturer for many years. It was a sheer joy to teach those students; we tended to learn from each other. A few of my ex-students became lecturers themselves.
Dr Khosro S Jahdi
• Having been smoked all winter by neighbours’ woodburning stoves and bonfires, could I make a spring plea for weather forecasters to stop referring to “barbecue weather”? Thanks to neighbours’ barbecues, the atmosphere occasionally resembles that of a burning oil dump. There’s enough threat in the air we breathe without adding to it.
• Reading the correspondence on the climate emergency (Letters, 25 March), I couldn’t help thinking the name of Cop26 should be changed to Copout26.
• After watching extensive coverage of the Ever Given (Report, 26 March) I am amazed that there is still no sign of a growing group of elderly men gathering on the bank shouting advice such as “put it into reverse” and “cut your revs down”.
Gordon Bennett, Llangollen canal
• The only way to do Codewords (Letters, 25 March) is to get your nearest and dearest to Tipp-Ex out all the letters, then solve it using the numbers. You soon get the hang of spotting letter patterns. When you crack one, you can feel smug all day.