Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson Named Oxford Fellows

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The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall.

LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University.

The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall.

Visiting fellows are normally appointed for three years and are encouraged to visit, dine, debate or perform at the college.

Alan Rusbridger, the school's principal and former editor at the Guardian newspaper, said he hoped the chosen fellows would enhance the cultural life of the college and help bridge the academic community with their various fields.

Other visiting fellows include Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, film director Beeban Kidron, a neurosurgeon, a judge and a police constable.

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