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After Chris Patten’s resignation as the Chancellor of Oxford University, a recent competition has ensued for what is widely regarded as one of the most comfortable positions in Britain.

Patten, the former governor of Hong Kong and Tory deputy prime minister, held the role for over two decades. Notably, the chancellorship of Oxford University is a prestigious and primarily ceremonial position.

This esteemed position is open to election among Oxford graduates, often bestowed upon a former politician. In a groundbreaking move, the university declared that, for the first time, the elections will take place online, departing from the previous requirement for Oxford graduates to attend the vote in full academic regalia.

Among the potential candidates for the next chancellor of the prestigious university is Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Khan, who studied Economics and Politics at Keble College, Oxford in 1972, also captained Oxford’s cricket team in 1974. Having served as the chancellor of Bradford University for eight years, he stepped down from the role in November 2014.

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Other notable contenders include former British Prime Ministers Theresa May, Sir Tony Blair, and Boris Johnson. The university stated, “The process and timetable for the election of the Chancellor by members of the University’s Convocation will be announced in due course.”

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