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Letting the “work do the talking” – Professor Samson Kambalu’s Fourth Plinth statue

I’ve spent more time explaining who he is over the last few weeks than having vital discussions on what is more important.

Rhodes Scholars announced for 2023

The newest cohort of US Rhodes Scholars has been announced. The 32 chosen students will have their postgraduate studies in Oxford fully funded by...

Rhodes Scholar withdraws after ‘false’ claims of poverty

A Rhodes Scholar who claimed that she had grown up in the foster system has lost her scholarship after an investigation revealed that she grew up in a middle-class family and attended a $30,000-per-annum private school. 

BREAKING: Oriel College will not remove Rhodes statue after commission’s recommendations

Oriel College’s Governing Body has responded following the results of an independent commission which were revealed by The Guardian last night, choosing not to...

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.

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...

2021 Rhodes Scholars Announced

“This year’s American Rhodes Scholars —independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously—reflect the remarkable diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States. …are leaders already, and we are confident that their contributions to public welfare globally will expand exponentially over the course of their careers".

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...

Students petition for removal of Rhodes statue, protest planned for Tuesday

In the wake of protests following the killing of George Floyd and an upsurge of anti-racist movement across the UK and within Oxford, there...

Rhodes must not fall – head of scholarship programme rules out name change

Elizabeth Kiss, head of the Rhodes scholarship programme, has refused to change its name on the grounds that it would be “running away” from...

Statues Must Fall

“From the United States to South Korea, debates about historical legacy and modern cultural identity have raged around these figures of iron and stone”

Rhodes Trust announces largest and most diverse cohort

The 2019 class includes two Global Scholars

The Pitt Rivers must face its dark past

Museum director Dr. Van Broekhoven agrees that a future must be found for the Pitt Rivers' colonial history

Oxford to confront colonial past in £20,000 project

The move will include returning treasures seized during the time of the British Empire, and the study of more black and Asian thinkers on degree courses

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