After John Le Carré, Oxford is blessed by L Ron Hubbard - 2011-02-26
There is, however, something of a question mark over the extent to which the powers-that-be at the university should be grateful for the 10 boxes of books, CDs and papers that are now stacked up outside the office of James Langman, the president of the Union.
They contain the collected works of L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the controversial Church of Scientology. They were bequeathed to the Union by David Gaiman, the church's publicity director in Britain in the Sixties, who died, aged 75, in March 2009. Langman tells Mandrake: "One of my predecessors invited Gaiman to address us, but he died before the appointed date.