St Hugh’s students have voted almost unanimously to move their college to Christ Church Meadow.
A motion proposed at Sunday evening’s JCR meeting by first year Alexander Kirri noted that “The only feature of College which holds it back is its location” and claimed that “The College simply had no choice but to move, considering the current damage inflicted by distance jokes.”
Students at the college, situated a mile beyond the city centre, voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move, with only one student voting against, voicing concerns about the welfare of the cows currently residing in Christ Church Meadow.
Kirri explained that the cows could live under the raised platform on which the college would be placed. Other students suggested that the cows could be relocated to the college’s original site on St Margaret’s Road.
The other worry students expressed was the distance of the new site from Ali’s kebab van on Woodstock Road. This was resolved by a decision to relocate Ali to a houseboat on the Isis.
French student Kirri told Cherwell, “I must say that I am incredibly pleased that my Christ Church Meadow renovation plans have been passed. The Meadow has blighted the Oxford landscape for nearly 500 years now, so I figured that it was about time that the luscious grounds of St Hugh’s replaced it as a spectacle for all to marvel at.”
The motion was part of St Hugh’s annual “joke motions” meeting, which marks the changeover in JCR committees. Other motions passed included mandating two members of the JCR to participate in a fist fight “until exhaustion or death” and making the outgoing JCR Vice-President don glittery hot pants and wear a rainbow flag as a cape to a soundtrack of various “gay anthems”, including Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way.’
Though various punishments should the challenges not be completed were mooted at the meeting, it is understood that there is no obligation for students to fulfil the terms of the meeting’s motions.