St Hilda’s JCR voted this week not to change their name to Magdalen JCR.
A motion had been proposed to adopt the name as a show of solidarity with Magdalen after the Gryffindor name change controversy of last term.
There was an attempt to make the idea one with green credentials by stating, “Although the name ‘Magdalen College Junior Common Room’ is second-hand, it has nonetheless shown itself to be durable, hard-wearing and enjoyable.”
The motion continued, “It would be neither environmentally friendly nor ethical to consign the name ‘Magdalen College Junior Common Room’ to the dump.”
The motion was defeated by 25 votes to 10.