Hugh and cry in the col­lege bar as an old boy charms the Ox­ford girls

Daily Mail - - News - By Simon Cable Show­busi­ness Re­porter

AT AL­MOST 50, he might strug­gle to re­mem­ber his stu­dent days.

Which is per­haps why Hugh Grant de­cided to take a re­fresher course.

The ac­tor de­scended upon his alma mater Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity for a night out with a group of un­der­grad­u­ates – many of them pretty young things young enough to be his daugh­ters.

Grant at­tended New Col­lege in the late 1970s, and left with an Up­per Sec­ond in English.

He was in­vited back for a for­mal din­ner there at the week­end and de­cided to kick on at the col­lege bar, where stu­dents were cel­e­brat­ing the end of their ex­ams.

The ac­tor of­fered to buy drinks for the en­tire crowd and handed his credit card to staff, only to be told that it was a cash-only bar. So he whipped out a £50 note, bought ten tick­ets to a lo­cal night­club and handed them out.

One stu­dent told the uni­ver­sity pub­li­ca­tion, Cher­well: ‘Af­ter din­ner he headed off with staff for a pri­vate drink but he got bored and left. That’s when he came down to the bar. He was lov­ing it.’

Grant has shown his taste for younger com­pany be­fore. In 2007, im­ages of him ap­pear­ing to kiss a stu­dent in a St An­drews Uni­ver­sity digs were beamed around the world.

Grant­ing an au­di­ence: Fe­male stu­dents flock around Hugh Grant, above and inset, on his visit to New Col­lege bar

Form an or­derly cue, ladies: He shows off his skills on the pool ta­ble

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