St John’s JCR has decided to buy an island. The
“Motion in the Ocean” was passed on Sunday in an
attempt to alleviate the stress of college life. New Zealand, technically two islands, emerged with strong
support, but it was decided to keep the identity of the real
estate unspecified. Nonetheless, St John’s students are
upbeat about the prospect. Firstyear Jonathan Day, who proposed
the motion, highlighted the potential for a system of communal
holiday cottages similar to the Bothies of Scotland, as “a
retreat from the daily hubbub of Oxford life”. Despite a general aura of excitement, it may be some time
before an actual purchase is made. Until a financial motion is
passed, the President is not mandated to spend any money on such
an acquisition.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004