Michelle Obama to visit storied Oxford University

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Posted: May 19, 2011 1:07 PM
Michelle Obama to visit storied Oxford University

Oxford University says Michelle Obama will visit its centuries-old colleges as part of a three-day trip to Britain.

President Barack Obama and the first lady will make a state visit to Britain next week at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Oxford said on Thursday that Michelle Obama will visit the university on May 25. She will meet about 35 pupils from a London girls school as they spend a brief spell at the college under a diversity initiative, and take part in a question-and-answer session.

It won't be the first time she has met with British students _ she made a surprise visit to Oxford's campus in 2009 and last year invited a group of pupils from London to the White House.

The state visit comes ahead of a G-8 summit in France.