Traditional applause is being discouraged at Oxford University, as students vote to replace triggering clapping with jazz hands.
Students at the University of Oxford, studying diverse subjects such as hydro-crystallisation and the psychology of easy
offence, voted to replace noisy appreciation with the British Sign Language equivalent -- a wave of both hands, palms forward.
Union officers claimed clapping can be 'triggering' for some students, including those with anxiety.
to mandate the encouragement of silent clapping was successfully passed by student union representatives at their first meeting of the academic year.