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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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65 Comments

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I wonder which college get’s to be Ravenclaw…hmm ;)

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on November 25, 2009, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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That’s sooo awesome!!!!

Posted by ApplesArthur on November 25, 2009, 08:27 PM report to moderator
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oH my god this is so wonderful!!!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on November 25, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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That’s awesome!!!! I want to visit that common room!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on November 25, 2009, 11:12 PM report to moderator
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Nice to see how Oxford appreciates “Harry Potter” – Rowling must be delighted ! The vice president looks like Hadgrid – bless him !!

Posted by siena on November 25, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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wow that is cool

Posted by alicia00 on November 26, 2009, 02:12 AM report to moderator
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jelous

Posted by friendofblob on November 26, 2009, 06:59 AM report to moderator
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Thats very cute…

Posted by Won_Two on November 27, 2009, 04:03 AM report to moderator
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Oh this is so awesome. It just makes me happy to see that so many other people appreciate the Wizarding World!

Posted by Smitch on November 27, 2009, 05:43 AM report to moderator
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amazing

Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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amazing

Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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amazing

Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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amazing

Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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That is brilliant! I’d almost want to go back to school there just be able to chill in a real life Gryffindor common room.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 27, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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Or Ravenclaw in my case.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 27, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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