Oxford University now has a Gryffindor house

Wouldn't it be cool for your school's houses to be named after the four Hogwarts houses? At Oxford University, students are currently on their way to making that happen.

For the first time in 550 years, the Magdalen College Junior Common Room at Oxford has been changed to the Gryffindor common room. From The Telegraph:

Students are now campaigning to rename Christ Church, St Hughs and Merton colleges common rooms after the three other houses in Hogwarts; Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

“Magdalen College embodies the values of courage, daring, nerve and chivalry,” third-year student Zoe Tyndall, 21, who proposed the name change.

“These are the characteristics of the Gryffindor house in Harry Potter novels.”

The motion was passed with only six students opposing the name change.

Tom Meakin, President-Elect of Magdalen Junior Common Room added: “Magdalen does after all look a little bit like Hogwarts, and not to put any noses out of joint, but my Vice-President does look a little bit like Hagrid.”

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