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March 30, 2016 12:46 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Alex Chalmers – Tomorrow

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Alex Chalmers, who resigned from the OULC over allegations of antisemitism. Photo: Facebook.

Alex Chalmers. Photo: Facebook.

Alex Chalmers

Oxford University student

Sometimes, an action by a courageous individual can have a meaningful global impact.

Such is the case with Alex Chalmers, who made headlines worldwide in early 2016 when he quit his position as co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club.

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“A large proportion of the student left at Oxford has a problem with Jews,” said Chalmers.

His decision resulted in an announcement by the Oxford Jewish Society of ongoing antisemitism within the Oxford student club, as well as a national investigation, with Labour MP John Mann calling on his party to sever its relations with the student club and sending a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to this effect.

Chalmers, who notably is not Jewish, has since been described by thought-leaders as “bravely decent” and as having exposed “rampant antisemitism.”

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