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Oxford University Criticised For Linking Rough Sleeping With Student Kindness

Oxford University is facing a backlash after two of its proctors suggested student generosity was behind a rise in homelessness.In an email seen by HuffPost UK, Profs Mark Edwards and Cecile Fabre wrote that the numbers of people sleeping rough in the city was a result of students’ “highly developed social conscience”.Their comments came as part of a warning against so-called “trashing” - an extravagant practice in which final-year scholars cover themselves with food and champagne to mark the end of exams.Linking the controversial celebration with the plight of the...


Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 13 June, 2018