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The Week Trending - Oxford University Ban Clapping To Avoid Triggering Anxiety

Oxford University's student union has banned clapping at events to avoid triggering anxiety. It's to...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:22 PM - 25 Oct 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Week Trending - Oxford University Ban Clapping To Avoid Triggering Anxiety

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:22 PM - 25 Oct 2019

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Oxford University's student union has banned clapping at events to avoid triggering anxiety.

It's to be replaced by 'jazz hands', a gesture which is used in British Sign Language as a substitute for applause.

Does it make for a more inclusive environment, or does it pander to so-called 'snowflakes'?

Lorcan Nyhan and Lise Hand discussed this and more in The Week Trending.

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