Imran Khan may become the Next Chancellor of Oxford University

Following Oxford University Chancellor Chris Patten’s resignation, the contest for the title of Britain’s most pleasant job started recently.

Patten, a Tory deputy prime minister and former governor of Hong Kong, held the position for more than two decades. It is important to note that the chancellorship of Oxford University is a highly esteemed position that is primarily ceremonial in nature.

It is awarded to a former politician and is up for election among Oxford graduates. The institution said that the elections will be conducted online for the first time.

It used to be mandatory for the Oxford graduates to show up for the vote dressed in full academic dress.

Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, is one of the contenders for the famous university’s next chancellorship. It should be mentioned that in 1972, Khan attended Keble College in Oxford to study politics and economics. In 1974, he captained Oxford’s cricket squad as well.

The politician who is a cricket player was Bradford University’s chancellor for eight years. In November 2014, he stepped down from his role.

Boris Johnson, Sir Tony Blair, and Theresa May – All former British prime ministers are all contenders for chancellor of Oxford.

According to the university released statement; “The procedure and schedule for the election of the Chancellor by members of the University’s Convocation will be announced in due course.”

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