University under fire for My Little Pony conferenceThe Telegraph.
A profit of just £16 was made from the event after 14 people paid £30 each to hear discussions on the ‘gender representation and mythology issues’ of the figurines and their ‘links to poetry and photography’. Delegates travelled from as far away as Finland to discuss My Little Ponies in a hall with room for just 45 people. The university also confessed that an academic study into the best method to score a penalty took 200 hours of research.
Campaign groups have now demanded to know whether the university's funding of lectures on children's toys and studies on penalty shoot-outs are worth it.
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