Oxford jailbreakers Tokyo-bound

Three New College participants in the RAG jailbreak weekend are en route to Tokyo, after receiving free return flights from Virgin boss Richard Branson.

After leaving Oxford early this morning, the three students, Charlie Parkes, Rob Harris and Caitlin Place, made their way to Heathrow before catching the 12.00pm flight to Narita International Airport, Tokyo.

The team, ‘No rest ‘til Budapest’, have seemingly surpassed even their own expectations. It is believed that Sir Richard Branson’s generosity came after a chance meeting with one holidaying team member over Christmas. The team have attracted particular interest, featuring in an article on the Virgin website’s homepage, and a tweet of support from Branson.

Just after noon Rob Harris posted confirmation on his raise2give page, “Just boarded our flight to Tokyo! See you on the other side. #JailVirgins #OxJailbreak”.

The three students are in their first year of studying PPE together at New College, and have previously uploaded a promotional video to Youtube.

New College is enjoying further jailbreak success, with three second year females currently in Belgium after “getting a lift in the back of a van feeling like we were being people smuggled”. As one of the three informs Cherwell, “We’re on the way to Germany with two chain-smoking Germans who we’re struggling to talk to but seem quite friendly, and keep offering us beef jerky”.

Destinations reached by other jailbreak include Calais, Birmingham International Airport, and Manchester.

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