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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. 

Societies condemn Oriel’s decision to not remove Cecil Rhodes statue

"“We are disappointed to hear that Oriel’s Governing Body will not be removing the Rhodes statue due to the regulatory and financial challenges involved in the process. Dismantling systemic racism in Oxford is one of the greatest challenges this university community has faced, but we believe this is no excuse for inaction… Cecil Rhodes is a symbol of colonialism, white supremacy, and racism, all of which have no place in Oriel College, nor any other part of this University.” "

The Undercurrent: Oriel’s blue-worthy mental gymnastics on Rhodes

My working theory is that this is Oriel’s last, desperate attempt to shut students up by literally stunning them into silence.

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.

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...

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...

Oriel College Provost Neil Mendoza becomes UK’s first Culture Commissioner

The Provost of Oriel College, Neil Mendoza has been appointed as the UK’s first Culture Commissioner as part of efforts to aid the sector’s...

Oriel to hold Coronavirus News solidarity dinner

Oriel College is hosting a “solidarity dinner” on the evening of Friday 6th March, intended to act in solidarity with students from countries affected...

Oriel accused of “gagging” welfare claims

A former welfare officer at Oriel College told Cherwell she was paid £5000 and signed an NDA to “sever ties” with the college after...

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”

St Hilda’s adopts new divestment recommendations

The approved changes, initially recommended by St Hilda’s JCR Divestment Working Group, aim to align the college’s investments with the challenge of climate change

Oriel take headships in truncated Torpids

The women's boat successfully rowed over, while the men bumped Pembroke in front of their opponents' boathouse

Student activism countering Oxford’s “social apartheid”

Common Ground and ACS are amongst those taking a stand

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