It’s not who you know, it’s who you blow: Cambridge University ‘drinking society initiation’ exam question
STUDENTS on the University of Cambridge undergraduate law degree were presented with an exam question that asked them to consider the fates of Billy, Gilbert and Richard. All three are keen to be initiated into The Vizards. Billy is tricked into gay sex. Gilbert is assaulted with bottle up his bum. But he “actually enjoys the experience”. Richard is killed by an infection brought on a brutal ripping out of his pubic fringe.
The 2013 Criminal Law paper asked:
Sandra is President of The Vizards, a College drinking society. She is organising the initiation of new members. After a great deal of alcohol has been drunk, the members of the society form a circle around Billy, Gilbert and Richard who are to be initiated.
(i) Sandra blindfolds Billy and tells him that Tracey will suck his penis. Jonny does so.
(ii) Sandra penetrates Gilbert’s anus with a bottle. Although Gilbert appears to resist, and has to be held down by Tracey, he actually enjoys the experience.
(iii) Sandra waxes Richard’s pubic hair and pulls it off with such force that she removes a significant part of his skin. The wound becomes infected, but Richard is so embarrassed that he does not get medical help and dies.
Consider what offences, if any, have been committed.
Great stuff, guys. But as any fool knows the way to get into the uni’s best societies is for your mum or dad to shag someone of great influence. Bottles are options, as whips, chains and BBC manuals…
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