THE Principal of an Oxford University college has suggested that octopus should be taken off the menu.

In her latest blog, Somerville College's Baroness Jan Royall wrote: "I also want to turn the spotlight on ourselves, and ask how we should change the culture of Somerville and Oxford to ensure that we are welcoming to all.

She continued: "One of our students told me of her bemusement at being served an octopus terrine at the Freshers’ Dinner.

"I’m sure the cephalopod dish was delicious, but it might not be quite right for everyone. I have asked our catering colleagues to ensure that the first dinner at the beginning of term features dishes everyone is comfortable with."