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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Rhodes Must Fall accuses university of “institutional neglect and indifference”

Supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford campaign gathered outside Oriel College at midday today to protest against institutionalised racism and the continued presence of the Cecil Rhodes statue. Around 40 protesters were present and called for increased representation of black students and black professors at the university, the “decolonisation” of the curriculum and an […]

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The Rhodes statue – it’s all about location

It finally happened. Following months of protests, comment articles, arguments and counterarguments, the debate over the Oriel Rhodes statue has burst free from the Oxford bubble. For the first time the opinions of politicians and the public have entered into the limelight of this discussion. Yet amidst the debate’s new national, and even international, platform, […]

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Oriel porter to run for council on UKIP team

Dickie Bird, the Head Porter at Oriel, is running for UKIP in the upcoming Oxford City Council elections. Bird has been nominated for the position of City Councillor for Blackbird Leys Ward. Nathan Akehurst, a third-year History and Politics student at Lincoln, said: “It’s disappointing that anyone from the university community is involved in UKIP.” […]

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Baby Love ousted as Oriel takes back building

Partygoing students across the city are expressing their disappointment after popular nightclub Baby Love confirmed that it is set to move from its current site. The club, which is still open, will eventually close and relocate as part of landlord Oriel’s plans for the redevelopment of King Edward Street. A spokesperson for the college told […]

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