Oxford Union plans memorial event for Jackson

The Oxford Union is planning to host a memorial talk in honour of Michael Jackson. The singer, who spoke at the society in 2001, died last Thursday in Los Angeles.

Committee members are already contacting Jackson’s friends, family and entourage. Illusionist Uri Geller has indicated he will take part in the event if available, describing it as “a great idea, a gallant idea, and daring and sensitive.”

James Dray, the president of the Union said, “Our new programme starts on October 10 and we would like to schedule a talk.”

He added, “Michael Jackson’s visit was quite an important day in the history of the Oxford Union, and we want to stage something to mark that occasion.”