Law students at the University of Cambridge got more than they were bargaining for on a recent exam. According to The Daily Mail, some exam questions featured graphic sex, rape and sexual violence.
Question nine, which was in three parts, began with a short introduction:
“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.”
The question then described three initiation rituals in which a male student was blindfolded and given oral sex by another man, another was subjected to an indecent assault with a bottle and a third died from an infection after his pubic hair was removed.
The students were asked to say which offences, if any, had been committed.
Within hours of the end of the exam, many had used social media to express their horror and surprise. Online student newspaper The Tab said the reaction from the student body had “varied from incredulity to mild amusement”.