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A letter from college arrived this morning. It's an invitation to go up to Oxford next weekend and vote in the election for the new Chancellor of the university, helpfully telling me I can stop off in college for a snack if I so desire. I'm sure they sent it because they want as large an electoral turnout as possible, and not just because one of the nominees is ex-Magdalen.

Anyway, here's the list of candidates:

- Lord (Patrick) Neill of Bladen QC, Hon DCL (Magdalen): http://www.lordneill.co.uk/

- Rt Hon Lord (Thomas) Bingham of Cornhill, PC, Hon DCL (Balliol): http://www.tombingham.com/

- Rt Hon Christopher Patten CH, PC (Balliol): http://www.chrispatten.co.uk/

- Sandi Toksvig (Girton)

I've got to admit, I did a comedy double-take when I got to the bottom of that list. Sandi Toksvig? How'd that happen? I mean, I actually quite like her - but seriously, how'd that happen?
Hmm, can't say any of them are that appealing. Anyway more details are here.
Sandi Toksvig? How'd that happen?

Following my own link, I discovered her manifesto. I'm glad one of the candidates has come out against top-up fees.
She appears to be the SU backed candidate:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2839901.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2839901.stm)

Stewart (http://www.foxbasealpha.co.uk/wibblings)