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Academics split over Rhodes ‘Retain and Explain’ plaque

The plaque acknowledges the criticism that Rhodes has attracted “in his day and ever since”. This criticism is ongoing with Oxford professors amongst some calling for Rhodes’ removal from Oxford’s High Street. 

Oriel College to expand Yalda Hakim scholarship for Afghan women

'We are absolutely committed to ensuring that the current brain drain, and the exodus that we’re seeing in the country, doesn’t mean that these people are lost. They are the best and brightest of the last 20 years, and they are the quintessential 9/11 generation.'

“Financial Challenges:” Inside the Oriel College commission report

"The second main objection raised by Oriel college are the “financial challenges” placed by the statue’s removal. In his will, Cecil Rhodes left around 100,000 - worth around 12 million in today’s value - to Oriel college, making up “less than 2% of the value of his estate”.

BREAKING: Rhodes should fall, commission concludes

In a report seen by The Guardian, the commission advised that the College not only removes the statue, but a plaque featuring a portrait of Rhodes on King Edward Street. It also urged the College to publish a statement definitively detailing its association with Rhodes and his legacy.

Rhodes statue acts as a ‘barrier’ in Oriel outreach efforts, Admissions Director suggests

"Dr. Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at the University, has suggested that the Rhodes statue may act as a barrier to Oriel’s participation in outreach programs"

Cecil Rhodes inquiry outcome delayed until early spring

The Oriel College Commission of Inquiry has chosen to delay the outcome of the inquiry into the future of the Cecil Rhodes statue until...

Self-isolation for international students: How has your college responded?

Government guidance means that students travelling from certain countries overseas will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the UK. Following Oriel...

Oriel announce quarantining students will face £400 food bill

Oriel College has told international students who intend to quarantine within the College that they will be charged £400 for food provided by the...

Rhodes Must Fall Oxford demands statue falls in 2020

Rhodes Must Fall Oxford continues to campaign against the statue of Cecil Rhodes, demanding a definite removal in 2020, following Oriel College’s announcement that...

Oriel College announces details of Independent Commission of Inquiry into Rhodes Statue

Oriel College has announced details of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Rhodes statue. Whilst the Oriel College Governing Body has expressed its...

Boris Johnson criticises Oriel’s Rhodes decision

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Boris Johnson said he disagrees with Oriel College’s decision to support removing a statue of Cecil Rhodes....

Oriel JCR pass motion demanding removal of Rhodes statue

Oriel JCR voted yesterday for a motion which mandates the JCR to demand the removal of Oriel's Cecil Rhodes statue. The motion passed with...

Oxford protests Cecil Rhodes

Over a thousand people, of every college, faculty, and ethnicity, gathered on Tuesday to peacefully protest the statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes...

Oxford Chancellor criticises campaigns to remove Rhodes statue as ‘hypocrisy’

Oxford University Chancellor, Lord Chris Patten, has labelled calls to “throw the Rhodes statue in the Thames” as “hypocrisy”, because the Rhodes Trust funds...

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