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Monday June 2, 2008

Hats off to Defiant Students

Yet another absurd health and safety ruling has popped up, this time regarding the throwing of mortar boards on university graduation day. Anglia Ruskin University has demanded that students refrain from hurling their black hats in the air when they celebrate passing their degrees for fear someone might get hurt as the hats descend. It does have the air of Monty Python about it but sadly it’s all true. Throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day is part of the fun of the occasion and I remember the mad moment many moons ago when I did likewise. Many students are defying the ban much to the university’s rage and all I can say is good for them.

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