Oxbridge speaks out against Oldfield deportation proceedings

As staff, students, and alumni of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, we are calling on the Home Secretary to stop deportation proceedings against Trenton Oldfield for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in April 2012.

We neither believe that this action constituted an infraction serious enough to warrant such a heavy penalty, nor accept that it establishes that Mr Oldfield is ‘undesirable, has unacceptable associations and could be considered a threat to national security’.

The Boat Race is a game; its disruption should not result in any individual’s deportation. Certainly its disruption should not be cause to separate an individual from his family, which includes a recently-born child.

We note that the race was completed successfully and no one was harmed by Mr Oldfield’s actions. We do not wish this draconian penalty to be applied in the name of an event representing our institutions.

Yours sincerely,

  1. Professor Bill Adams
  2. Hilary Aked
  3. Pav Akhtar
  4. Dr Anne Alexander
  5. Jennifer Allsop
  6. Ed Anderson
  7. Fraser Anderson
  8. Thom Andrewes
  9. Dr Rosa Andújar
  10. Dr Houshang Ardavan
  11. James Arnold
  12. Nehal Bajwa
  13. Anushree Banerjee
  14. Alex Barker
  15. Jack Barron
  16. Professor Horace Barlow
  17. Professor John Barrell
  18. Jo Beardsmore
  19. Daniel Benjamin
  20. Abhishek Bhattacharya
  21. Anindya Bhattacharyya
  22. Ian Birchall
  23. Alex Blake
  24. Dr Adrian Boutel
  25. Kate Bradley
  26. Ruthi Brandt
  27. Richard Braude
  28. Maggie Bridge
  29. Callum Brodie
  30. Rachel Bower
  31. Harriet Boulding
  32. Dr Warren Boutcher
  33. Professor Andrew Bowie
  34. Christopher Bowlers
  35. Dr Deborah Bowman
  36. Simon Brackenborough
  37. Olivia Brogan
  38. Tarin Brokenshire
  39. Marianne Brooker
  40. Michael Brooks
  41. Abbe Browne
  42. Anna Bull
  43. Toby Bull
  44. Dr R E R Bunce
  45. Imogen Buxton
  46. Dr Brendan Burchell
  47. Revd James Buxton
  48. Dr Melissa Calaresu
  49. James Cameron
  50. Brian Cantwell
  51. Max Charles Compton
  52. Julian Cheyne
  53. Danny Chivers
  54. Dr Jean Chothia
  55. Jordan Laris Cohen
  56. Xavier Cohen
  57. Joshua Coles-Riley
  58. Dr Philip Connell
  59. Dr Sophia Connell
  60. Professor Steven Connor
  61. Andrew Conway
  62. Professor Helen Cooper
  63. Emma Claussen
  64. Dr Stephen J Cowley
  65. Dr Teresa Almeida Cravo
  66. Tim Cribb
  67. James Crowley
  68. Dr Martin Crowley
  69. Dr Ildiko Csengei
  70. Robert Deakin
  71. Dr Andreas Dimopoulos
  72. Bella Dimova
  73. Caitlin Doherty
  74. Cath Duric
  75. Jennifer Edmunds
  76. Hannah Elsisi
  77. Dr AL Erickson
  78. Ann Evans
  79. Nicholas Evans
  80. Dr Tom Eyers
  81. Hannah Fair
  82. Olivia Fletcher
  83. Dr Katrina Forrester
  84. Professor Alison Finch
  85. Dr Lorna Finlayson
  86. Felix Flicker
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  88. Tessa Frost
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  90. Dr Sinéad Garrigan Mattar
  91. Professor Vic Gattrell
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  98. Dr Priyamvada Gopal
  99. Professor Robert SC Gordon
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  105. Luke Hawksbee
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  129. Sophie Jones
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  131. Owen Kennedy
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  135. Professor Peter Kornicki
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  137. Thomas Lalevee
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  139. Daniel Lawrence
  140. Orland Lazar-Gillard
  141. Heather Lee
  142. Jia Hui Lee
  143. Roses Leech-Wilkinson
  144. Caroline Leonard
  145. Dr Helena Lima de Sousa
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  150. Peter Luca
  151. Rory Macqueen
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  172. Professor Clément Mouhot
  173. Dr Subha Mukherji
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  176. Dr Kamal Munir
  177. Fuad Musallam
  178. Edd Mustill
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