"Royal Shakespeare Company Ends BP Partnership After Student Protest"

"The Royal Shakespeare Company is to end its partnership with BP at the end of the year following criticism of its links to the international oil giant.

The RSC said it 'could not ignore' the 'strength of feeling' against the deal.

Last week, school students threatened to boycott the theatre company if it did not sever links with the firm.

'Young people are now saying clearly to us that the BP sponsorship is putting a barrier between them and their wish to engage with the RSC,' it said."

BBC News had the story October 2, 2019.

Source: BBC News, 10/03/2019