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The Oxford Union have created a Shake it Off mash-up video to persuade Taylor Swift to talk

20th August 2015

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192-year-old Oxford Union is determined to get one particularly lucrative celeb through its doors in the near future – and it’s taken to Youtube to get its point across.

The prestigious debating society is on a mission to book the one and only Taylor Swift, who apparently has been too busy touring to attend in the past.

That might all be about to change, though. At least, we hope...

The Union, which was formed in 1823, has previously seen speakers ranging from former US President Jimmy carter to former glamour model Katie Price.   

The video, uploaded to the Union’s YouTube page yesterday, shows various speakers mashed-up to replicate the lyrics of Swift’s Shake it Off.

Calling the singer a “contemporary cultural icon”, Oxford Union President Charles Vaughn admitted that the mash-up video, which features speakers including Sisr Ian McKellan and Stephen Fry, is a deliberate attempt to get Swifty’s attention.

Speaking to The Independent, he added that “The Oxford Union hosts some of the world’s most influential speakers and celebrities, and Swift is one of the most exciting performers today who appeals to such a broad range of audiences.

"Any artist who can create a single which has one billion views on YouTube is someone particularly special.”

We can’t disagree with that. Let’s hope Taylor takes notice and makes a trip to Oxford a priority next time she’s in the UK. We wouldn't want any Bad Blood, after all (sorry.)

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