> > Dear
> > My enquiries have produced little that is new. The basic
> > facts are that the seminar which he is to address is not a
> > University event. The University is unhappy that he is
> > coming here and, like this College, many University
> > institutions have declined to have anything to do with his
> > visit.
> > The University’s briefing to the media is as follows:
> > BEGINS
> > During his visit President Chavez will not be staying as a
> > guest of the University of Oxford. President Chavez will
> > be on a private visit, following an invitation from Dr
> > William Pepper as Convenor of the International Human
> > Rights Seminar, which is unrelated to the University.
> > Whilst some rooms in University buildings will be used for
> > the conference, it is not an Oxford University event.
> > ENDS
> > All the best –
(the master of Saint Anthonys)
An Oxford reponse (very poor)October 16, 2002
> > Dear