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Students Demand University Disinvest in Fossil Fuel Related Companies – School Offers to Turn off the Heat

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St John’s College at Oxford University

Students at St John’s College at Oxford University were protesting that the university now disinvest from anything related to fossil fuel. Professor Andrew Parker  replied, “I am not able to arrange any divestment at short notice. But I can arrange for the gas central heating in college to be switched off with immediate effect. Please let me know if you support this proposal.” The protesters responded, “This is an inappropriate and flippant response by the bursar to what we were hoping would be a mature discussion. It’s January and it would be borderline dangerous to switch off the central heating.”

Seems like they want it both ways.