Rhodes Must Fall Oxford inspires Bristol students’ campaign against Wills Memorial Building

Students at the University of Bristol have demanded that the Wills Memorial Building, housing the School of Law and Department of Earth Sciences, be renamed due to its namesake’s profiting from the slave trade. The campaign was inspired by the Oxford student-led initiative to pressure Oriel College into removing Cecil Rhodes’ statue from its position […]

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Chancellor Patten dismisses Rhodes Must Fall movement in Vice-Chancellor admission

During this morning’s admission of Vice-Chancellor Richardson, Chancellor Patten, the ceremonial head of Oxford University, spoke out strongly in his welcome speech against historical revisionism in Oxford. Speaking before Professor Louise Richardson’s appointment, he stressed the need for both competitive public education spending and academic autonomy before moving on to criticise “intolerance” in universities. Chancellor […]

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Oxford Chancellor resigns BBC post

  Oxford’s Chancellor has stepped down from his other role as Chair of the BBC Trust following health problems, it has been announced. Lord Chris Patten had an urgent heart bypass and is thought to have been advised to step down on the advice of medical staff and close family and friends. National media reported […]

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