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New Zealand World

Why does this university want to bin Queen Victoria?

20 September 2022

9:00 PM

20 September 2022

9:00 PM

Spare a thought for New Zealand’s Victoria university. For years now, this Kiwi institution of higher learning has been pulling out all the stops to rid itself of its monarchial name. The events of recent weeks have made its mission much more difficult.

Victoria marks its 125th anniversary this December. Few things are likely to have gladdened the hearts of the university’s bigwigs than if this year could have been the last in which it was saddled with her majesty’s imprimatur.

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