Emma Watson Has A Cool New Role At Oxford University


Emma Watson has been appointed a visiting fellow at Oxford University, in order to add to the cultural life of the institution.

The actress was granted the "strictly part-time" role along with Benedict Cumberbatch and Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant, who will all be fellows at the Lady Margaret Hall college.

"They are people drawn from a variety of backgrounds, callings and professions and we want them to form a bridge between our own academic community and the worlds they inhabit and represent,” the college’s principal, Alan Rusbridger told the BBC.

“At a minimum we’d like them to drop in occasionally at college, eat with us and meet informally with a variety of the LMH community. It could be a conversation or debate, a performance, a lecture or seminar, a form of outreach — or something we haven’t thought of.”

Other appointees to the three year role include Thames Valley Police chief constable Francis Habgood, former children's laureate Malorie Blackman and high court judge Rabinder Singh.

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