By investing in companies still searching for and burning fossil fuels, Oxford is supporting an industry that is ignoring the strong science of climate change, and undermining our very futures. Calling for divestment places Oxford in a global community striving to inspire change, and place power away from large multinational corporations and back into the hands of the people.

Abigail Motley, 2nd year Biologist, St Hilda’s College

I support divestment because we have to show fossil fuel companies that their behaviour is irresponsible, unethical, and needs to stop. Oxford University’s reputational power would make its divestment from fossil fuels symbolic.

Rivka Micklethwaite, 1st year Engineer, Balliol College