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No, no, no

You misunderstand

An Oxford college has been accused of “cancelling” St George’s Day in a row over an Eid formal dinner being held on April 23, the Telegraph can reveal.

Magdalen College held an annual banquet to commemorate England’s legendary patron saint before the pandemic, with dons, fellows and students enjoying a traditional feast among its spires.

But this year, the college will host a formal dinner for Eid, the Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan, on St George’s Day and no other formal meals or dinners to mark England’s patron saint will take place.

An Eid dinner is a cultural celebration. A St George’s Day one is an inappropriate display of cultural dominance. I have got that right, yes?

Well, until Eid becomes the dominant culture I guess.

11 thoughts on “No, no, no”

  1. So the Telegraph columnist wants them to hold two formal dinners on the same evening in the same hall?

  2. Given that St George was – according to ‘leading scholars’ (Dr Alice Roberts) – Turkish, it’s entirely appropriate they celebrate his religious beliefs…

  3. ‘I no fit read until 18, now I be professor for Cambridge University’

    13 March 2023

    One man wey no fit read or write until im be 18 go become di youngest ever black professor for di UK Cambridge University.

    Dem diagnose Jason Arday wit autism and global development delay for im early years, and im no fit speak until im be 11 years old.

    Now, di 37-year-old dey set to become professor of sociology of education for di prestigious university.

    Although im no fit tok, di young Jason dey always question di world around am.

    “Why some pipo dey homeless?” im remember dey wonder “Why war dey?”

    — the British Broadcasting Corporation

  4. The Meissen Bison

    Perhaps the SCR will celebrate May Morning by throwing a few homosexuals from Magdalen Tower.

  5. “Magdalen College” Where does that name come from? Swear I’ve heard it before.

    Anyway it’s probably easier to shag deer than camels.

  6. As a Withered Lily, I couldn’t recall such a celebration during my time there. But on reading the linked Terriblegraph piece: “the Telegraph has seen records which show the college hosted dinners dedicated solely to St George’s Day in each of the four years prior to the pandemic, from 2016 to 2019”

    So a tradition dating all the way back to the middle of the last decade. It’s just an excuse to add a bit of variety (and gaiety, if we’re still allowed to call it that) to the evening meal.

  7. Jonathan, lol. yeah saw that on the Bristol iconoclasts who daubed ‘St George was Turkish’ on the plinth of the statue they tore down. Right but he lived 300 years before islam existed and between 400 and 700 before anatolia was overun and conquered by Turkic tribes. In actuality he spoke Greek, probably saw himself as roman, so possibly Greco Roman covers it. i.e. Western. On the other hand St. Patrick was English.

  8. On the other hand St. Patrick was English

    St Andrew was Palestinian. Seems that Wales is the only one with a native patron saint.

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