A debate on private school curriculla cropped up shortly after midnight at the colourful and imaginatively risque Chelsea Arts Club New Year’s Ball. Two guests, Katie and Lucy, both single, were former pupils at Cheltenham Ladies College. Each fancied men connected with the band — the Peter Golding T Bones Players; one a song writer; another the lead guitarist. Each was introduced, then swiftly back-pedalled, complaining that their school had not taught them how to pull rock musicians. Given the £170,000 plus annual salary of the Cheltenham head teacher, many revellers became drawn into their quandry and thought this skill should be added to the Ladies’ College curriculum. Lucy later conceded, however, her relief at not having to go through the difficult process of eviction in the morning.