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Oxford University Gets Gryffindor Common Room

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Posted by: Edward
November 24, 2009, 03:56 PM

The students at Oxford University, Magdalen College have given one of their common rooms a bit of the Harry Potter magic, for the Telegraph reports a motion has passed renaming the Magdalen College Junior Common Room 'Gryffindor' after the Hogwarts House.  Zoe Tyndall, a student who voted in favor of the first name change on the room in its 550-year history, says "Magdalen College embodies the values of courage, daring, nerve and chivalry.  These are the characteristics of the Gryffindor house in Harry Potter novels."  Similar campaigns are now being considered to rename three additional Common Rooms; Christ Church, St. Hughs and Merton; after the Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin Houses.

President-Elect of Magdalen Junior (now Gryffindor) Common Room, Tom Meakin, goes on to add about the following about the name change: "Magdalen does after all look a little bit like Hogwarts, and not to put any noses out of joint, but my Vice-President does look a little bit like Hagrid."  Six students opposed the measure.

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871 Points

This is so absolutely amazing. xD

Posted by holeysaintgeorge on November 25, 2009, 08:32 AM report to moderator
1290 Points

This is so awesome, I’m considering applying to Oxford so this has made me very excited! xD

Posted by MuggleQueen on November 25, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
355 Points

This right here made my day. That is so cool!

Posted by Lisbry on November 25, 2009, 08:47 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

That is so awesome! I studied abroad in Oxford for a semester and the buildings do look like Hogwarts.

Posted by badger666 on November 25, 2009, 08:48 AM report to moderator
2661 Points

That’s amazing, totally awesome. :D

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on November 25, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
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Posted by lexuslovesweasleys on November 25, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
1925 Points

OMG yes!!! this is the school i was hoping on attending anyway hopeful i can get in :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on November 25, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

would love to visit that common room!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on November 25, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

Thats so cool!! wish our school would do somehting like that!!

Posted by The Nerd on November 25, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
3371 Points

That’s cute.

Posted by Lady of the Lake on November 25, 2009, 10:20 AM report to moderator
73 Points

This is incredably awesome. I wish that this would happen at my university…. but it isn’t likely.

Posted by hermione06 on November 25, 2009, 10:49 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

I"m so jealous!! Why can’t my university be this amazingly awesome?!

Posted by cghambright on November 25, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

Awesome! I only wish that it were possible to do something similar in my dormitories at university, although they do not look as much like Hogwarts as this place does.

Posted by Kirk on November 25, 2009, 12:06 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

way cool! seriously, that’s awesome.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on November 25, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
2162 Points

This is amazing…I have to go visit Oxford now! I always wanted to anyway, but now I HAVE to! =D

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on November 25, 2009, 05:37 PM report to moderator
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