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Oxford: freshers’ fair upset for Christian Union

In early October, Balliol College Oxford’s Junior Common Room (JCR) committee took the decision to prevent the Christian Union (CU) representatives from attending its freshers’ fair and having a stall on the grounds that they wished the fair to be a safe and secular space.

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Balliol College | photo: iStock

The Cherwell student newspaper quoted the JCR as saying they couldn’t guarantee that every major belief system would be represented. The editorial of the Daily Telegraph commented that the move ensured Balliol’s ‘silliness is indubitable.’ However, the situation was amicably resolved following a JCR motion to ensure that religious groups will always be represented at fresh-ers’ fairs in the future.