Oxford Union reveal mash-up video in bid to convince Taylor Swift to speak to students

University is keen to add to name of prestigious guests who have previously given talks

The debating society at Oxford University have released a mash-up video in a bid to convince Taylor Swift to speak at an upcoming event.

The university has previously attracted guests including Morgan Freeman, A$AP Rocky, Stephen Fry, Sir Ian McKellen and Piers Morgan to speak to students and are keen to add Swift to the list.

In a bid to make this happen the debating society have created a video featuring some of their most famous former speakers, including outgoing Fifa President Sepp Blatter and activist Malala Yousafzai, cut up as if they are singing her hit single ‘Shake It Off’. The hope is that Swift will see the video and accept an offer to appear at the university.

Charles Vaughan, the president of the Oxford Union, revealed that he is keen to welcome Swift to the institution having previously been unable to due to her touring schedule.

“Taylor Swift is an international sensation who does not just produce enjoyable music but has become a contemporary cultural icon,” Vaughan told The Independent.

The video can be seen below:

Taylor Swift is cuurently on tour in America. The ‘1989’ world tour continues its run through north America until the end of October, with gigs in Asia and Australia scheduled before the end of 2015. Swift has introduced a number of guests to the stage throughout the tour including, most recently, Julia Roberts and Joan Baez.

Meanwhile, Ryan Adams is in the process of recording a cover of the whole of Swift’s ‘1989’ album in the style of The Smiths.

Adams revealed the news of his surprise project on Twitter and has been keeping fans updated on his progress via social media ever since, sharing previews of ‘Welcome To New York’, ‘Bad Blood’, ‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’, ‘Out Of The Woods’ and ‘Wildest Dreams’. Just yesterday he posted a second snippet of Swift’s single ‘Shake It Off’.