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Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai, shot for promoting education, to study at Oxford

The Japan Times

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on Twitter and included the screen shot of her "congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Los Angeles Times

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her "Congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

BBC News

Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has expressed her "joy and gratitude" at graduating from Oxford. The 22-year-old, who survived a shot to the head by Taliban soldiers, studied politics, philosophy, and economics at Lady Margaret Hall. Tweeting earlier, she said: "I don't know what's ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep." Ms Yousafzai was attacked for saying girls should be allowed to stay in education.


Malala Yousafzai posts joyful graduation pics, says it's time for 'Netflix, reading, and sleep'

Mashable

For the Class of 2020, graduation looks a little different this year. Those completing their degrees are celebrating their incredible achievements at home, over Zoom and Facebook, in rainbow graduation ceremonies, and with John Krasinski and friends. And that includes Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai, who has just finished her degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama to 2020 graduates: 'Finish the work the generations before you have started' To celebrate, Malala's family participated in an age-old Oxford tradition called "trashing" where students cover each other in flour and confetti after finishing their final exams. Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford.


Malala starts classes at Oxford, five years after she was shot for speaking out about women's education

Mashable

At just 20 years old, Malala Yousafzai is already a Nobel Prize laureate, United Nations Messenger of Peace, and world-renowned human rights activist. Today she begins the pursuit of her next prestigious title: Oxford University graduate. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in her home country of Pakistan. She was targeted because she advocated for the education of women. After this act of violence, the young activist became a global inspiration, gaining many admirers, from Michelle Obama to NASA.