Oxford University vice-chancellor warns against ‘hiding our history’ in row over Cecil Rhodes statue

6/11/2020 11:08:00 AM

#RhodesMustFall movement comes into renewed focus after removal of Edward Colston statue in Bristol

Oxford University vice-chancellor warns against ‘hiding our history’ in row over Cecil Rhodes statue

#RhodesMustFall movement comes into renewed focus after removal of Edward Colston statue in Bristol

like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email Update newsletter preferences Prof Richardson said the conversation around the statue was a crucial one that she was “delighted to see our students engage in”.like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email In a tweet, Labour councillor Susan Brown said: “I have today written to Oriel College to invite them to apply for planning permission to remove the statue, as it is a Grade II* listed building.2020-06-09T17:41:54.to make a planning request to remove the grade II listed effigy, with thousands of people having signed two petitions calling for its removal in recent days.

“This is the kind of issue I think that, you know, universities are designed for,” she said.“We should be having questions about who should we accept money from, what are our responsibilities with that money, how do we judge people, what lens do we use to evaluate people ethically? Today? In the past? Watch more “These are all really important debates and the whole Black Lives Matter debate is a critically important one and I’m delighted to see our students engage in it.“But these are exceptional circumstances, and as a city council we are keen to work with Oriel to help them find the right balance between the laws that protect our historic buildings and the moral obligation to reflect on the malign symbolism of this statue.“But these are complex issues.290Z Thousands sign petition calling for Cecil Rhodes statue removal A majority of members of Oxford City Council have signed a letter urging Oxford University to immediately remove the statue of white imperialist Cecil Rhodes, Vincent Wood reports.The kind of issues that colleges are designed for.Rhodes and Cromwell should be next to fall Mr Ndeunyema, who was also part of the original push to remove the statue, added “Many a time we’ve heard arguments that we’re seeking to obfuscate democratic processes — we have stressed and continued to stress the use of the democratic processes to express our disgruntlement with the veneration of people such as Cecil Rhodes here at Oxford University.” Prof Richardson said efforts to diversify the student body at Oxford, which has long faced criticism for a lack of diversity, are continuing as she announced the university’s first college in 30 years and welcomed an £80m donation from the Reuben family, whose name has been given to the new institution.” Andy Gregory 2020-06-09T17:47:13.

Part of the funding will go towards a scholarship programme for disadvantaged students.” Cecil Rhodes, once the prime minister of the Cape Colony in modern day South Africa, professed his belief that Anglo Saxons were the “first race” and that the world was improved by the colonial spread of the race.The statue of Rhodes, who argued of the supremacy of the Anglo-Saxon master race, has remained a point of contention outside the college since 2015 when a campaign demanded the figure fall from its position overlooking Oxford’s High Street.On diversifying, Prof Richardson said: “We’ve made progress.It’s slow but it’s steady.The controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College, Oxford The controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College, Oxford (Rex) In a statement, a spokesperson for the college said it “abhors racism and discrimination in all its forms”, adding that its governing body “are deeply committed to equality within our community at Oriel, the University of Oxford and the wider world”.The number of BAME students for example has increased from 14.As long as the statue stands the University is only alienating those of whom Rhodes' beliefs have persecuted and oppressed to this very day”.5 per cent to 22.We believe Black Lives Matter and support the right to peaceful protest.”.

1 per cent in five years.The number of black students, admittedly from a low base, has gone up 100 per cent.We understand that we are, and we want to be, a part of the public conversation about the relationship between the study of history, public commemoration, social justice, and educational equality.” Prof Richardson said the focus of the university was not on statues from the past, but on the experience of students in the present.“I would hate to think that any black student or student of any background would think that Oxford would be an unwelcoming place,” she said.” More about:.Reuben College, which had been known as Parks College when it was established last year, is due to take in its first students in the autumn of 2021.

The college will focus on climate change, artificial intelligence and cellular life.More about:.

Read more:
The Independent »
Loading news...
Failed to load news.

What happens to the Rhodes Scholarship? Kick that South African student advocating for the same out of the UK So the new bandwagon is funning Statues are physical glorifications of people and things. Removing a statue does not equate to hiding our history. Burning books and silencing conversations of our past would be hiding our history.

Institutional what? it would help if they was even teaching history properly in school instead of this sugar coated rubbish that they're telling the kids, history is messed up but how can we learn from it if we keep hiding the worst of it? If you ask kids who Cecil Rhodes was the vast majority would be clueless. So what are we so frightened of losing? Address the balance. Address the whitewash of the curriculum and educate

BREAKING WHO says coronavirus situation 'worsening' worldwide COVID19

Hundreds call for removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford University protestCrowd chants ‘Don’t be fooled, Rhodes was a racist’ as they call for removal of statue Take them all down.. I always thought statue were kinds creepy anyway Where do i sign ? Maybe it will be Queen Vic next?

Oxford students demand removal of colonialist Cecil Rhodes' statue - follow liveFollow here for the latest updates on the UK demonstrations Remove it Now! Remove Churchill also!

Oxford students remand removal of colonialist Cecil Rhodes' statue - follow liveFollow here for the latest updates on the UK demonstrations Remand 🤔 Demand

Sadiq Khan ‘hopes’ some London statues can be removed, as protesters target Cecil Rhodes monument in Oxford - follow liveBoris Johnson says violent protesters face ‘full force of the law’ as Sadiq Khan ‘hopes’ some London statues can be removed - follow live Oh boris..... 👍👍👍 Try speaking to the mayor BorisJohnson you thick bozzo

Thousands attend Rhodes Must Fall protest calling for removal of Oxford statueA protest is being held outside Oriel College in Oxford, where thousands are calling for the removal of a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, who was a central figure in Britain's colonial project in southern Africa What's staggering is the mediocrity of this cabinet. Has there ever been such a concentration of incompetence in British history? None of them would inspire confidence as a Head of a Chip Shop. I honestly don't think this is a good idea. If a mob is going around demanding anything with connections to slavery be destroyed what if they begin targeting certain places of worship with prophets with questionable views on slavery? This is not a good thing

Hundreds call for removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford University protestCrowd chants ‘Don’t be fooled, Rhodes was a racist’ as they call for removal of statue Take them all down.. I always thought statue were kinds creepy anyway Where do i sign ? Maybe it will be Queen Vic next?