SP5106 : Statue of Cecil Rhodes, High Street frontage of Oriel College, Oxford

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

Statue of Cecil Rhodes, High Street frontage of Oriel College, Oxford
Statue of Cecil Rhodes, High Street frontage of Oriel College, Oxford
Cecil Rhodes, the central figure, was an Oriel alumnus: as the Latin inscription indicates, this extension to the college was financed by a gift from him.
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 .
To see the statue in context, go to SP5106 : Oriel College, Oxford: High Street frontage.
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Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 30 July, 2017
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Cecil Rhodes 
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Oriel College Oxford 
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