SP5106 : Oriel College, Oxford: High Street frontage

taken 1 year ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Oriel College, Oxford: High Street frontage
Oriel College, Oxford: High Street frontage
The highest, central statue is that of Cecil Rhodes, an Oriel alumnus whose gift funded this building.
In 2015 protests erupted at the University of Cape Town, calling for education to be "decolonised" and taking as their symbolic target a statue of Rhodes on campus. The protest spread and generated a wider debate on the extent to which the crimes of colonialism were whitewashed in modern curricula, versus the argument that it was ultimately misguided to remove evidence of past attitudes; in Oxford this statue formed a target. In January 2016 it was announced that the statue would remain in place.
For information on the "Rhodes Must Fall" campaign see LinkExternal link ; for the college's statement, in which it sets out the position that it would be correct to retain the historical evidence constituted by the statue without thereby endorsing his attitudes, see LinkExternal link .
For a closer view of the statue, go to SP5106 : Statue of Cecil Rhodes, High Street frontage of Oriel College, Oxford.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Person (from Tags)
Cecil Rhodes 
College (from Tags)
Oriel College Oxford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5161 0622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1382N 1:15.2256W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5160 0624
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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