Cambridge drops historian from funding campaign

Thursday 19th November 2015 06:42 EST

The British historian, David Starkey, was dropped by the University of Cambridge from a 3-minute video campaign called, Dear World... Yours, Cambridge, after academics and students labelled him as sexist and racist.

The video also featured Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Hawking, who are also the university's alumni; a video made in attempt to raise £2 billion. 

The University of Cambridge removed the video from the internet on Wednesday 18th November, after student union officials and lecturers had signed an open letter which stated that many were “deeply offended” with Starkey's inclusion in the video. They also described him as being “a man who has a well-documented and undeniable history of racism and sexism”. 

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