Shares in arms companies held by the university

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Dear University of Oxford,

Can you please tell me which of the university's colleges have shares in the following companies since 2005:
- BAE Systems
- Cobham
- GKN Aerospace

Can you also tell me the number of shares each applicable college holds in each company since 2005, and how much those shares cost to purchase. (What is the total investment of each college in each of these companies.)

Can you also tell me how much profit has been made by each applicable college in dividend payments from each of these companies, since 2005.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Norman

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Norman

The University does not hold the information requested. Colleges are separate legal entities to the University, and public authorities in their own right under the Freedom of Information Act. If you wish to pursue your request, you will need to approach the colleges direct. You can find a list of college websites in the top right hand corner of the front page of the University’s website: Each college website should contain an address to which you can send your request.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Assurance Directorate | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD

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