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Cambridge college spent £120,000 in failed bid to remove slave trader plaque

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A Cambridge University college spent £120,000 on its failed attempt to remove a memorial in its chapel to a 17th-century benefactor who had extensive involvement in the slave trade, ha surgido. Writing in the Guar...

‘We can’t believe it’: Cambridge college master aghast as slave trader plaque stays

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The master of a Cambridge University college at the centre of a dispute over a memorial to a benefactor who was involved in the slave trade has described a recent judgment by a church court that it should remain in th...

Bristol Cathedral replaces men-only plaque remembering first female priests

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A plaque to mark the first female priests ordained into the Church of England is being replaced this week because it only mentioned the male clergy who carried out the ceremony. Bristol Cathedral became the first Angl...

Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

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A college at the University of Oxford has installed a plaque next to a statue of the mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, describing him as “committed British colonialist” who exploited the “peoples of southern...

London home of couple who escaped slavery in US gets blue plaque

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The London home of slave abolitionists who fled to Britain from the US after escaping slavery in Georgia is to be commemorated in a blue plaque. Ellen and William Craft are famed for carrying out one of the most ingen...

Placa en honor al activista de Windrush presentada en la oficina de Enoch Powell

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Se ha revelado una placa conmemorativa en honor a la activista Paulette Wilson en el edificio de Wolverhampton que solía albergar la oficina del distrito electoral de Enoch Powell, como parte de una ceremonia de conmemoración del Día Windrush. W ...

Red faces in Rome as street plaque misspells ex-president’s name

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The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, was forced to abandon a ceremony dedicating a road in Rome to one of his predecessors, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, after officials noticed the name on the stone plaque was misspelle...

Plaque unveiled to mark the birth of the Manchester Guardian

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Two hundred years after it was founded in the aftermath of a bloody anti-establishment protest, a plaque has been erected to mark the birth of the Manchester Guardian. Speaking at the unveiling in Manchester city cent...

Blue plaque honours Caroline Norton, ‘unsung hero of women’s rights’

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Caroline Norton, a woman at the centre of one of the most publicised court cases of the 19th century and an “unsung hero in the fight for women’s rights”, is being celebrated with a heritage blue plaque in London. El...