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06/03/01
Jackson to Speak at Oxford University
- Kid-centred talk 'will surprise the world' says Michael

THE OXFORD UNION is one of the most prestigious debating societies on this planet and Michael Jackson, one of the world's most high profile stars, often appears to come from a different planet altogether. But that hasn't stopped the lost boy of pop from agreeing to give a talk to 500 Oxford students this evening.

Jackson says his speech "will surprise the world", though what more surprises we can expect from a figure already loaded with one of the strangest personal histories around is anyone's guess. It seems clear Jackson will address his remarks to the trials of children as he has accepted the gig as a favour to Rabbi Boteach, once Rabbi at Oxford University and now, with Jackson and Liz Taylor, the man who runs the Heal the Kids charity.

Given Jackson's current image which looks to have been modelled on the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and past accusations which include allegations of child abuse, Oxford's choice of speaker is, to put it mildly, a brave one.




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