The Oxford Union (Twitter)
They’ve had speakers as diverse as Morgan Freeman, Stephen Fry and departing FIFA chief Sepp Blatter.
But now the prestigious Oxford Union are attempting to entice the one of the biggest pop stars in the world to address them via a cleverly edited video.
“taylorswift13 Fancy joining us in Oxford? #shakeitoff,” the Union wrote on their official Twitter page, with a link to a 90 second YouTube clip.
The video cuts together many of the Union’s celebrity speeches to form a nearly seamless version of the verse and chorus of Taylor’s hit Shake It Off.
Patrick Stewart has the honour of the ‘Shake It Off’ refrain.
The Union then tweeted the video link to many of the guests who appear in it, including Piers Morgan, Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick and Psy. “How do you feel about joining the Swift fandom?” they wrote.
Oxford even received a response from The Malala Fund, the charity organisation led by female education activist Malala Yousafzai, who simply replied “brilliant.”
The Union describes itself as: “The last bastion of free speech, founded in 1823″; and “the most famous debating society in the world.”
However, they have yet to receive a response from Taylor, who is currently on her 1989 world tour.