Reflecting some of this history, the Oxford student dining club that bore Gaveston’s name had honorary positions that included Catamite and Master of Debauchery. Membership of the society was limited to 13. In 1981, none of my informants mentioned this week’s fantastical disclosures about dead pigs’ heads and an initiation ritual that required a new member, David Cameron, to stick his penis into one. Nevertheless, porkers were a part of the Oxford student conversation 35 years ago. A favourite phrase was “hog-whimpering”, as in “hog-whimpering drunk”.