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Invitation to Women in Red's Role Models editathon on Women's Colleges[edit]

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Invitation to Women in Red's Role Models editathon on Women's Colleges[edit]

Please forward this invitation to all potentially interested contacts

Women in Red logo.svg
Welcome to... Role Models meetup and online editathon

Facilitated by Women in Red
Help us to spread the news

  • 8 March 2017: In-person meetup at Newnham College, Cambridge University
    Eleanor Sidgwick by James Jebusa Shannon died 1923.jpg
    AF Mark 1.png
  • Whole of March: worldwide multi-language online edithon for all
  • Focus: Notable women from women's colleges and related institutions
  • Inform your communities of the need for their support.
  • Contribute in English or in your own language

Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English
(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list)

--Ipigott (talk) 12:11, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Fake, Fraudulent, "£10 Mail Order" MA degrees from Oxford[edit]

The University of Oxford offers undergraduate degrees of three years duration, in which the student is examined for parts one and two of the Tripos. On successful completion they are awarded a BA degree. Quite often courses offer an optional part three course Tripos which takes a further year.

Following the BA, students may then enrole to take a masters degree eg M.Phil, M.Litt, M.Sc etc, as at other Universities, or indeed a doctorate D.Phil for example. However no MA degree is offered.

The MA at Oxford is awarded after paying a small admin charge (is £10), 21 terms after matriculation (age 25), with no extra work, study or research. This status allows certain rights, for example walking across the grass in the quad and wearing a fancy gown.

Officially it is not a degree and yet graduates in receipt of this "MA" place it on their CV and or buisness card. The letters MA stand for Master of Arts.

Many people consider this to be a medieval nonsense and worse, fake and fraudulent. Fake, since it pretends to be something that it is not. Fraudulent, since it misrepresents the achedemic achievement of the holder. The MP Chris Leslie has tried to make this practice illegal, via a ten min. rule bill in the commons, without success.

Philip C Robinson M.Sc — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.72.252.35 (talk) 10:47, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

  • I have no real objection to you leaving this here, but it is nonsense. The MA degree has historically been a key factor in the way the university is governed by its graduates. It is not an extra degree. When you get your MA, you remove the BA from your business card. The Scottish universities used to offer only a MA and not a BA. It is quite clear what it represents. It is not fake and fraudulent. It does not pretend to be something that it is not. It may be medieval but it is not nonsense. If you are an Oxford man, you should try to understand your university. --Bduke (Discussion) 07:56, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • For those interested in this question we have a whole article on the subject: Master of Arts (Oxbridge and Dublin). Jonathan A Jones (talk) 08:53, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • The rant does not help improve the article, and we should not encourage such rantings on talk pages, so per "This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject", this section should be deleted. BabelStone (talk) 10:35, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

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Deletion of well sourced WP:RS[edit]

User ElKebo has deleted the following perfectly sourced text:

«In June 2017, Oxford announced that starting the following academic year, women and men at Oxford will be able to sit some exams at home, to help women achieve the same first levels as men at Oxford.»[1] Using as pretext: "edit warring to insert your preferred language". Edit warring after 1 edit? Oh boy! XavierItzm (talk) 18:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

On how many Talk pages are you going to post about this? I noted my mistake, reverted my edit, and apologized. Move on. ElKevbo (talk) 19:22, 19 June 2017 (UTC)