A decision by Magdalen College’s Middle Common Room to remove an image of the Queen has sparked a furore
“Students are perfectly entitled to feel upset and even to feel discomfort. But they are not entitled to have all other considerations displaced, to draw attention away from the plight of LGBTQ+ individuals elsewhere in the world, to condemn their friendly, engaged and committed head of house and to disregard fundamental principles of justice and the rule of law.”
Arun Smith examines why the outcry over Dinah Rose QC is misdirected.
“It’s clear that this has gone far beyond a misunderstanding of the cab rank rule, and is instead a matter of whether marginalised students feel safe, supported, and welcome at Magdalen – which, it is emerging, many do not.”
Ellie Redpath gives her perspective on President of Magdalen Dinah Rose QC’s legal representation of the Cayman Islands in their bid to overturn gay marriage.
Magdalen will tighten its rules on social interactions, banning first years from hosting any guests in their rooms or any other part of the College.