It was disappointing that your otherwise valuable article on funeral costs (Money, 12 January) didn’t mention the possibility of donating your body for medical purposes. Not all bodies can be accepted by medical schools at all times – see guidance at www.hta.gov.uk/donating-your-body – but if your body can be accepted, the only cost is likely to be that of its transport to the medical school.
Ottery St Mary, Devon
• In the interests of journalistic balance, can I say that in November I was interviewed by a pleasant young immigration officer at Dulles airport (Washington DC) who asked about my reason for visiting the US and, after receiving my answers, wished me a pleasant stay. No “trained gorillas” in sight (Letters, 8 January).
• Thank you for the wonderfully evocative picture of Jonny Wilkinson after the 2003 Rugby World Cup (Free classic Guardian photograph, 12 January). It captures perfectly the self-effacing nature of this supreme sportsman, and why every woman in England wanted to mother him (including this childless woman).
• I’m sure that Andy Murray would be happy to point out that he was not the first British champion at Wimbledon for 77 years (From gangly kid to UK’s greatest sporting icon, 12 January). Virginia Wade won in 1977.
Upper Padley, Derbyshire
• My husband’s glass is filled to 0.497 of its capacity, to the nearest three decimal places (Letters, 14 January). He is a mathematician. Enough said.
• Gosh, Stuart Turton, you really should get out more – preferably back to Widnes to see how it’s improved (Made in Widnes, Review, 12 January).
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