During a bop last Friday night, several students from Regent’s Park College ran naked through Oxford, wearing only their commoner’s gowns. Known as the Bodleian Quad Run, the objective is to run the half-mile from Regent’s Park into town, to complete a lap of Radcliffe Square, and then return to college.
At about 9.45, after Formal Hall and once the bop had already started, it was announced that several students would be attempting the Bod Quad Run. Several students gathered in college – the boys wearing only commoner’s gowns, the girls only underwear – before setting off into town. While some only went as far as St Giles’ before returning, the rest completed the whole of the run and then returned to the bop.
One Regent’s student said, “I thought it was pretty random, particularly at that time of night; I mean, it’s not like it’s part of a running joke or anything. All the same, they re-nude my enthusiasm for the bop.”