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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1231: tabled on 20 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that a group of students at St Hilda's College, Oxford, performed the Harlem Shake in fancy dress in the College library for a jape on 17 February 2013 and that this has become an online sensation; further notes that the College authorities seem to have suffered a severe sense of humour loss and as a result penalised at least some of the students involved; further notes that, worse, the College librarian has been sacked as a result of this incident for which the librarian bears no responsibility; further notes that the College Junior Common Room has voted for the librarian to be reinstated; further notes that St Hilda's College was named after Hilda of Whitby who was noted for her wisdom and good advice; believes that the College authorities should draw on St Hilda's wisdom in relation to this incident; and urges the College authorities to think again, see the funny side of this, reinstate the librarian and withdraw the disciplinary proceedings against its enterprising students.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.