February 26, 2024

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Controversy sparked as Bristol University removes national anthem from graduation ceremonies, sparking debate among netizens

Bristol University is currently making headlines after deciding to ban the National Anthem, God Save the King, from its graduation ceremony. The reasons for the ban were not disclosed, but the song has been quietly removed from the ceremony since 2022. Although the University has not officially addressed the issue, a spokesperson stated that the decision to ban the National Anthem was made as a part of routine updates to graduation ceremonies.

The ban on the anthem has received mixed reactions from students and critics around the world. Some students believe that the anthem may not be relevant to the current generation, while others argue that it holds significance in the country’s history and heritage. The decision to ban the anthem has sparked controversy, as it has been played at Bristol University graduation ceremonies for 147 years.

The decision was welcomed by some, while others criticized it, emphasizing the anthem’s importance. Some students and well-known personalities, including Education Secretary Gillian Keegan and Director of the Free Speech Union Toby Young, expressed their opinions on the ban. While some believe that the anthem could be offensive to certain groups, others argue that it is important to uphold British values.

Despite the controversy surrounding the anthem ban, the University has recently collaborated with Science Create to establish a new building called OMX inside the campus. This building will accommodate around 275 businesses, and the project is estimated to cost £8.5 million. The ban on the National Anthem at Bristol University’s graduation ceremonies continues to be a topic of debate and discussion.