On Monday 22 May, students visiting the Students’ Union at the Banbury campus were treated to an audience with guest speak Dr Angela Morris, teacher of British history and social policy at Wroxton College
Coinciding with the voter registration deadline date, Dr Morris took the opportunity to discuss the vote, how we got it and why we should use it along with a brief and basic outline of party manifestos.
Rita Cronin, teacher at Banbury and Bicester College, said: “The aim of Angela’s visit is to reduce the cries of ‘we don’t understand’, encourage our students to register and embed some knowledge in future voters. Students from hair, beauty, new directions and motor vehicle attended the talk.
“Angela has the power to explain complicated politics in a clear and distinct manner, so hopefully her visit will go some way to getting our young people more interested and involved in their future.”
Dr Angela Morris joined Wroxton College, the British campus of American based FairLeigh Dickinson University, in 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Hull, were she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Essex, researching into the Labour Party and Electoral Reform.