Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch Are Oxford-Bound

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Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch are both Oxford-bound. Are the actors continuing their education at the prestigious university?

While they likely could do so, should they wish, that's not what this is about. Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have been appointed as visiting fellows at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University instead.

Time magazine reports the Harry Potter actress known for her role as Hermione Granger, and the star of The Imitation Game have duties that come with this honor.

Alan Rusbridger, the college’s principal, explains.

“At a minimum, we’d like them to drop in occasionally at college, eat with us and meet informally with a variety of the LMH community,” he says. “We’d like them to do one thing a bit more structured. It could be a conversation or debate, a performance, a lecture or seminar, a form of outreach – or something we haven’t thought of. We can imagine fascinating interactions or collaborations between them.”

“They are welcome to come and stay in college if they’d like a place temporarily to think or work,” Rusbridger adds. “And some have already suggested other ways in which they might engage with a body of 700 incredibly smart students and tutors in order to stimulate their own thinking or work in progress.”

Emma Watson has long been very vocal about the importance of a good college education. A 2014 Brown University graduate, she once interviewed Malala Yousafzai, who strongly believes in the power of education.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson are among nine such fellows at Oxford. Part of their duties will include helping students transition into various professions.

How amazing would it be to have Emma Watson or Benedict Cumberbatch help you make strides toward a successful future?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.