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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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280 Points

Brilliant!! I have hope for the future of this country. ;)

Posted by EmmaCMF on November 24, 2009, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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this is good that people are actually looking past the magical aspect of harry potter and they are starting to look at character instead of whats on the outside…i love the sound of people following their own advice

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on November 24, 2009, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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That is awesome!

Posted by Shawna Potter on November 24, 2009, 04:21 PM report to moderator
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This has made my day ammmmmmmmmaaaaaaazzzzzzzzinnnnnnnnggg!!!!!! =D =D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D

Posted by gingersnape on November 24, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
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that is the AWESOMEST thing ever! i wanna go there now

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on November 24, 2009, 04:26 PM report to moderator
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2333 Points

Hahahaha that is amazing

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on November 24, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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1479 Points

that is amazing!!!! Hp has changed lives

Posted by magicmaniac on November 24, 2009, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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That is really awesome! I’m glad also they’re looking deeper into the story than just the magical aspect. :)

Posted by hpfan88{ROAR} on November 24, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
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128 Points

Great! :) I could imagine that I studying in Slytherin’s Common Room… Good for those students…

Posted by Liara on November 24, 2009, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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180 Points

Oh my god, that’s absolutely amazing! _________

Posted by CissyMalfoy on November 24, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

you know those 6 students who opposed it? im willing to bet my firstborn child that they were twilight fans

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on November 24, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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I am glad that these students have kept a great sense of humour! I liked the line about his Vice president looking like Hagrid.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on November 24, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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I am glad that these students have kept a great sense of humour! I liked the line about his Vice president looking like Hagrid.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on November 24, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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I am glad that these students have kept a great sense of humour! I liked the line about his Vice president looking like Hagrid.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on November 24, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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507 Points

so lucky

Posted by lilmisssnape on November 24, 2009, 04:56 PM report to moderator
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