Oxford Union holds ticket ballot for Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp at The Rum Diary premiere
Image caption A ballot system has been introduced for the Q&A with the Hollywood star

Tickets to a question and answer session with Johnny Depp at the Oxford Union have proved so popular a ballot has been held.

Union president Izzy Westbury said the demand was intense after 1,200 student members applied for just 500 places.

She added: "I'm really excited. He really wants to make it a student event."

Hollywood film star Depp will hold the hour-long question and answer session for Oxford Union members only.

Afterwards at the request of Depp, a reception will be held with 15 students interested in journalism.

Ms Westbury said the student applications were put in a spreadsheet and then picked by "pressing the random button".

Applicants found out via e-mail on Friday evening whether they were successful.

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