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Oxford 'first' for Manx student


An Oxford undergraduate from the Isle of Man has been elected to one of the most prestigious student positions in Britain's universities.

Twenty-one-year-old James Kingston from Port Soderick believes he is the first Manxman to become President of the Oxford Union.

The union is well known for hosting lively and controversial debates, attracting heavyweight speakers from every aspect of public life.

Previous presidents include Boris Johnson, Benazir Bhutto, Edward Heath and Tony Benn.

James says it's an institution with a proud history (play audio file):

James Kingston is studying history and politics at Oxford.

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