Oxford University ‘has enough black students for Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band’

OXFORD University has dismissed accusations of discrimination insisting it has enough black students for a full-scale tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire.

The 6,000 year-old institution is to answer its critics with a free concert paying homage to the epic Chicago funkmeisters.

Sir Denys Finch-Hatton, bursar of Manning College, said: “I have spoken to my fellow bursars and it seems we currently have 11 of them between us.

“This means we can accurately recreate Earth, Wind and Fire from their late 1970s heyday.”

He added: “Oxford University is, has been and always will be a Boogie Wonderland.”

Prime minister David Cameron backed the tribute band adding: “When I was at Oxford there was only one black chap. We called him Winston, but I don’t think that was his real name.

“He taught me how to jiggle and I was proud to call him ‘friend’.”