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Brighton University advises staff to not say ‘Christmas’ but instead call it ‘Winter closure period’

Brighton University advises staff to not say ‘Christmas’ but instead call it ‘Winter closure period’
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
16 December, 2022 1 min read

Lecturers at the University of Brighton have been advised not to refer to ‘Christmas’ and instead call it ‘Winter closure period’.

In a document about using ‘inclusive language’ staff are told that ‘Christmas’ is too ‘Christian-centric’.

The guidance also advises not to ask students ‘what is your Christian name?’ but instead say ‘what is your first name?’ or ‘what is your given name?’

'This is Orwellian and ridiculous. Staff and students ought to ignore it and have a good Christmas.’
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