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    (Original post by jneill)
    In other news: if anyone is called Graham (surname) you might regret not going to Glasgow University.

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/internationa...olarship_ID=58
    Surely this isn't genuine?
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    (Original post by RyanW97)
    Surely this isn't genuine?
    It is. It's listed on the Glasgow website.

    Are you a Mr Graham?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    It is. It's listed on the Glasgow website.

    Are you a Mr Graham?
    No I'm not! I thought that would be a joke website link or something though!
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    (Original post by jneill)
    In other news: if anyone is called Graham (surname) you might regret not going to Glasgow University.

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/internationa...olarship_ID=58
    Couldn't that be seen as a form of (racial) discrimination, as the name "Graham" is surely much more common amongst the white British population than non-British and non-white populations?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Couldn't that be seen as a form of (racial) discrimination, as the name "Graham" is surely much more common amongst the white British population than non-British and non-white populations?
    It's positive discrimination for people with the surname Graham. That's it.

    You might as well say the UK cutting taxes for over 90s would be racially biased because it is more common for white British people in the UK to be over 90 than other races.
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    (Original post by ValerieKR)
    It's positive discrimination for people with the surname Graham. That's it.

    You might as well say the UK cutting taxes for over 90s would be racially biased because it is more common for white British people in the UK to be over 90 than other races.
    What if someone had a similar scheme, but for people with a long list of surnames, all of which were names used almost exclusively by white British people?

    Where do you draw the line?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    What if someone had a similar scheme, but for people with a long list of surnames, all of which were names used almost exclusively by white British people?

    Where do you draw the line?
    When it becomes a heap
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    What if someone had a similar scheme, but for people with a long list of surnames, all of which were names used almost exclusively by white British people?

    Where do you draw the line?
    You'll find it's also a popular surname in Jamaica, etc....

    43rd most popular to be precise.
    http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/t...rown-tops-list

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    (Original post by jneill)
    In other news: if anyone is called Graham (surname) you might regret not going to Glasgow University.

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/internationa...olarship_ID=58
    My surname is Graham
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    (Original post by jneill)
    In other news: if anyone is called Graham (surname) you might regret not going to Glasgow University.

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/t4/internationa...olarship_ID=58
    Most narrowly and incomprehensively targeted bursary schemes I've ever come across.
    Otherwise Graham Trust itself seems to be a decent charitable trust with respectable aims, so why???
    http://thegrahamtrust.co.uk/about.html


    As if someone's April Fool's attempt one year became a real permanent scheme by mistake...........
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    My surname is Graham
    Managed to find and get married to someone called Graham since jneill posted the link 30 min ago?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You'll find it's also a popular surname in Jamaica, etc....

    43rd most popular to be precise.
    http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/t...rown-tops-list

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    One (not me) could argue that grants like these are a form of cultural imperialism, to encourage people to change their surnames to "white" names, erasing their own unique culture.
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    Managed to find and get married to someone called Graham since jneill posted the link 30 min ago?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    One (not me) could argue that grants like these are a form of cultural imperialism, to encourage people to change their surnames to "white" names, erasing their own unique culture.
    ....??? seriously who cares
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    I share my surname with a Star Trek character do I get a grant for that?
    This reminds me a lot of the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Red-Headed League" - I would not have doubted someone if they told me that was an actual real life organisation!
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    If that means yes, you should have Elizabeth Tayler's photo as your profile pic instead of Hepburn.
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I share my surname with a Star Trek character do I get a grant for that?
    This reminds me a lot of the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Red-Headed League" - I would not have doubted someone if they told me that was an actual real life organisation!
    Data?

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    eh?
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    eh?
    Is your surname Data?
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    If that means yes, you should have Elizabeth Tayler's photo as your profile pic instead of Hepburn.
    She still didn't marry anyone with 'Graham' as a surname :sad:
 
 
 
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