Kanye West to speak at Oxford University this afternoon

Rapper will speak to students at Oxford Guild Society from 3pm

Kanye West is set to give a talk at Oxford University this afternoon (March 2).

West will address students at the Oxford Guild Society at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from 3PM.

Abbas Kazmi, Chairman of the Oxford Guild, said in a statement that the university spent “many hours” negotiating with West to secure his time and described the booking as a “real coup”.

‘We are very excited to be hosting such an inspiring and high profile a speaker as the legendary Kanye West and expect it to be a fascinating and memorable event,” he said.

“It is great to see the hard work pay off after having spent many hours negotiating against the odds and keeping things under wraps to secure this event which is a real coup for the Guild which I am proud to see continuing to grow from strength to strength, reaching even higher heights and winning ever more national awards and accolades. Special thanks must to go the committee for their efforts, enthusiasm and commitment. The Guild is very keen to ensure that all Oxford students are given a chance to hear from Kanye West and will be uploading a full video of the talk after the event.”

Tickets for the event were made available to students on three separate occasions in the last 24 hours. No tickets will be available on the door.

West is currently in the UK following The Brit Awards, at which he debuted a heavily censored version of new song ‘All Day’.

Prior to the Brit Awards, West posed for photographs with customers after being spotted in a London branch of Nando’s.

On Sunday the rapper revealed that his new album will be titled ‘So Help Me God’. West announced the news via Twitter alongside artwork from the forthcoming release.