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Oxford Union members have created a video mash-up featuring speeches by Morgan Freeman, Piers Morgan and Malala Yousafzai to perform Taylor Swift's hit Shake It Off in order to draw her attention. The video The Oxford Union recently made headlines when they released a video inviting Taylor Swift to visit its renowned debating society through a mashup video that recreates her song Shake It Off using speeches cut together to recreate its lyrics. They hope it will encourage Swift to attend, with praise coming in from across the board ranging from Morgan Freeman and Malala Yousafzai, Sir Ian McKellen and Piers Morgan all giving praise online. Charles Vaughan, president of The Union student society, noted that due to Taylor Swift's busy touring schedule, their student society had not been able to book her in the past. Vaughan stated that it took his team seven days to review footage from speakers at The Union and edit into a 90-second clip. Established in 1823, The Union University Debating Society is Britain's second oldest university debating society and boasts an illustrious history of high-profile debates. Established as a forum for political discussion, its presence has drawn in some of the most powerful figures in both British and world politics - from Winston Churchill and William Ewart Gladstone (who spoke at The Society in 1830 before going on to become Prime Minister), who have all spoken here before becoming influential figures themselves. On Wednesday, YouTube star-studded mashup was posted and tweeted to Taylor Swift inviting her to address the Union. Since its upload on Wednesday and tweet sent out by Swift herself on Thursday afternoon, nearly 20,000 views have accumulated and it may draw international media coverage. Although Swift has yet to respond directly, should she accept their invitation it could give Swift an opportunity to lecture on any topic she chooses: macroeconomics, Machiavellian tactics or even just the science of creating pop songs! The union’s president Charles Vaughan Oxford Union President Charles Vaughan says the video serves to highlight debate and freedom of speech as central tenants in their philosophy. Morgan Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and Psy have all participated in past lectures at Oxford Union while singing along to Taylor Swift's hit track Shake It Off from Taylor's latest album 1989. This video has received an extremely positive reception both within and beyond the university community. Many have reached out to us directly at Union to express how much they loved watching it; moreover, it proved effective as an outreach tool when recruiting students from all across the United Kingdom and further abroad. However, the video has drawn some backlash, with members of Oxford's campus community accusing it of insulting loyalty and patriotism. A letter published in a newspaper detailed these complaints as they claimed the Union's actions violated tradition; rather than uphold Oxford values instead. The Oxford Union is one of the oldest and most renowned debating societies worldwide. Established in 1823, since its inception it has hosted some of the most notable guests from all around the globe since that time - such as W.E. Gladstone who went on to become one of Britain's greatest prime ministers after having joined this particular forum for debate and discussion. Originally intended as an open forum for discussion and debate it has since then hosted prominent figures from politics, entertainment, sports as well as society itself. Malala Yousafzai The Oxford Union, one of the world's premier debating societies, has produced an imaginative mash-up video designed to convince Taylor Swift to visit. Previous speakers - such as Stephen Fry, Morgan Freeman and Joe Biden - recite lyrics to Taylor Swift's hit single "Shake It Off", in order to entice Swift. The video can be found on their YouTube page. The Oxford Union was established in 1823 to foster debate during a time when Oxford University restricted political discussion. Over its history, the Union has hosted many important politicians, iconic figures, musicians and athletes; one early leader being W. E. Gladstone who went on to become Prime Minister. Other members include celebrities and sports figures - even Kermit the Frog! Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, Yousafzai has used her increased public profile to advocate for women's rights. Together with her father, they established the Malala Fund to support education for girls globally; additionally she traveled worldwide meeting refugees and speaking out against terrorist group Boko Haram's attacks on schools in Nigeria. As part of her advocacy work for human rights, Yousafzai has written numerous books. She gained wide renown for her best-selling memoir I Am Malala: The Story of a Girl Who Stood Up for Her Education and Was Shot by the Taliban; more recently released We Are Displaced (which chronicles both her personal experience and that of refugees around the world); this year will also see Yousafzai release another work dedicated to empowering girls. Psy The Oxford Union Debating Society is renowned for hosting notable figures like Morgan Freeman, Malala Yousafzai and Sir Patrick Stewart. To attract Taylor Swift following her release of 1989 album Blank Space singer has released her 1989 album Blank Space which has recently featured Psy followed by Stephen Fry Sir Ian McKellen Piers Morgan Oxford Union edited their Swift mashup over seven days in hopes that it will convince her to accept their invitation. Society President Charles Vaughan explained they had previously been unable to book Swift due to her touring schedule; thus this video shows their dedication towards engaging international cultural icons and global issues. Park Gyun-heon, better known by his professional name PSY, quickly rose to global fame following the viral hit Gangnam Style's success, appearing at the 2012 Olympics and signing with Justin Bieber's manager before performing at South Korean presidential inaugurations. Unfortunately, his sudden fame also brought with it many critics for his provocative lyrics and dance moves as well as being arrested for smoking marijuana. Though his fame may have declined over time, it has not diminished - with over 40,000 parody videos and lyric videos using his track still making money for him. Furthermore, two more albums - Gentleman in particular - were released with massive success in both Korea and America, and P Nation now plans on expanding his empire even further by starting their own label. Sepp Blatter The Oxford Union recently produced a viral YouTube video in an attempt to convince Taylor Swift to deliver a lecture at its university. While it has garnered considerable views online, no response from Swift herself has yet been received. It features excerpts of past guest speakers Morgan Freeman, Stephen Fry, Malala Yousafzai and Sir Ian McKellen as well as South Korean Gangnam Style singer Psy and FIFA president Sepp Blatter speaking their minds in previous guest spots. Due to Swift's busy tour schedule, they were unable to invite her directly - hoping instead that the video might entice her enough for a visit. Union president Charles Vaughan feels this approach would work better as it captures Swift's attention globally. Sepp Blatter was well-known during his time at the helm of world football for making controversial comments and pushing forward its agenda. Now former FIFA President Gianni Infantino has come under scrutiny by Sepp for not banning Iran from this year's World Cup tournament, believing its human rights record must be considered when selecting bidders to host. Blatter led FIFA through an unprecedented expansion in revenue and popularity during his presidency; however, following an ethics scandal involving corruption he was ultimately removed from office in 2015. Since then he has worked on projects to promote football while taking steps against homophobia while criticizing Qatar's treatment of women.