Alumni of St John’s College, Oxford, are threatening to withhold donations unless it commits to divestment from fossil fuel companies.
Last week climate protesters occupied St John’s College front quad, in response to the college’s refusal to divest from their fossil fuel...
Balliol College has announced plans to divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. The college released a statement on Monday, saying that...
"Young people are angry at the apathy of those in power towards the climate crisis. Oxford owes its prospective students a reformed attitude towards the future," one organiser said.
The students rose from their seats to display a sign that read “Still investing in fossil fuels??” as Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson opened the event at the Sheldonian Theatre.
The decision is a major victory for student campaigners, who have been pressuring colleges and the University to withdraw financial support for the fossil fuel, tobacco and arms industries.
Protesters told Cherwell that the police officers justified the searches with claims of protection from terrorism.
Protesters called on specific colleges to divest millions of pounds from fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies
The motion stated that divestment is “an effective means of stigmatizing the weapons and fossil fuel industries and encouraging more restrictive legislation in these sectors"
Oxbridge colleges responding to requests hold at least £21m in oil and gas exploration, production, and refining companies
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