Dakin has just returned from his scholarship exam and interview at
START: DAKIN: In the room I stayed in there was a handbook to the colleges, list of previous undergraduates and that. I looked you up only you weren’t there.
END: IRWIN: I was going to be working, going through the accounts of Roche Abbey. It was a Cistercian house just to the south of Doncaster. Only I think I just had a better offer.
DAKIN: I think you did. And we’re not in the subjunctive either. It is going to happen.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Alan Bennett, The History Boys, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011, pp. 119-123.
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