Sunday, 5 February 2012

Oxford dons ready to revolt on new Iron Lady honour

Plans to name a new building at Oxford University after Baroness Thatcher has divided academics at the institution.

She is one of Oxford's most illustrious alumnae, with a worldwide reputation.

But Baroness Thatcher was snubbed by her old university when it declined to award her an honorary degree during her time as prime minister.

Now, one of the university's biggest donors hopes to lay the dispute to rest by naming a major new building after her. 

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