Undergraduates say the move shows college authorities think making money more important than maintaining academic standards. The tourist influx will coincide with the period when third- and fourth-year students study for their final examinations.
Jim Standing, an undergraduate representative, told the student newspaper Varsity: 'This decision changes the whole ethos of the college, from a place of serious academic pursuit to nothing more than a tourist attraction.'
But Ray Jobling, senior tutor, said: 'If there is any problem with noise or disturbance, the college council is confident it can close the whole thing down in a day.'Reuse content