More men named Greg than women in total will give talk to Oxford Uni society

MORE men named Greg are set to give talks to a prestigious Oxford University group than the total number of women.

Fourteen people will address the prestigious PPE Society this Michaelmas, the first academic term.

But only one of the speakers is female — which has led to rumblings of alleged sexism.

Professor and author Bonnie Honig’s name has also been spelt incorrectly, with an extra ‘n’ in the calendar sent to students.

Two Gregs — MP Greg Clark and economics professor Greg Mankiw — are lined up to appear.

The society is made up of students reading PPE — Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

The course boasts famous graduates such as former PM David Cameron, ex-BBC chief Tony Hall and and talkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer.


The Michaelmas termcard has been posted on the society’s Facebook page.

Other speakers include former newspaper editor Alan Rusbridger and MP Tom Tugendhat.

Society president Musiab Bhat told Cherwell, the university’s newspaper: “Many of the academics we invite are from our reading lists, which tend to be weighted towards men.”

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