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The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war

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It was discovered, dusty and damaged, on a warehouse shelf. Recorded simply as a “paperweight” in the depot inventory, it was just one small piece among 30,000 personal items salvaged from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s palaces ...

Ikea goes glam rock with Zandra Rhodes collaboration

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It may be difficult to unpack, but shoppers could soon find the no-frills minimalism of Ikea has been lent a little glam-rock flair thanks to one of Britain’s most famous fashion designers. Dame Zandra Rhodes has anno...

‘We didn’t want it named after a person’: how residents of Cecil Rhodes House feel about its new name

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Sometime in the next few weeks, a team of council maintenance staff will be dispatched to a nine-storey block of flats behind St Pancras station in central London. They will unscrew the panels that bear the name Cecil...

After the Fall by Ben Rhodes review – nostalgic for certainties

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Ben Rhodes was Barack Obama’s speechwriter and became one of the former president’s closest aides, a constant presence at his shoulder as he toured the world and sat down with the powerful and famous. Three years ago,...

No 10 suggests Oxford students hit by Rhodes boycott should be compensated

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Students should be entitled to compensation if they are adversely affected by the refusal of some Oxford University academics to undertake extra duties for Oriel College over its decision not to remove a statue of Cec...

Oriel College faces teaching boycott over refusal to remove Rhodes statue

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Di 150 Oxford lecturers have announced they will refuse to teach students at Oriel College over its contentious decision not to remove a statue of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The college was accused of “instituti...

Oxford Rhodes statue should be turned to face wall, says Antony Gormley

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The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford, should be turned to face the wall in shame, the sculptor Antony Gormley has proposed. Gormley’s suggestion, made in an interview with the Financial Times, would be ...

Rhodes statue should be turned to face wall, says Antony Gormley

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The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford, should be turned to face the wall in shame, the sculptor Antony Gormley has proposed. Gormley’s suggestion, made in an interview with the Financial Times, would be ...

Oxford’s Rhodes statue and the bogus argument against its fall

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Here we go again – the bogus argument that removing statues is “censoring history”, as parroted by Gavin Williamson and some bloke at the Policy Exchange thinktank (Oxford college criticised for refusal to remove Ceci...

More than just a statue: why removing Rhodes matters

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Cecil Rhodes statue will not be removed for now, says Oxford college

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An Oxford University college will not remove a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes despite an independent commission supporting its removal. Oriel College said in a statement it would not “begin the legal proce...

Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford college should go, says independent report

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A independent commission set up to examine the future of Oxford University’s controversial statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has recommended its removal. The commission was set up last June after Oxford Unive...

Goodbye Cecil Rhodes: House renamed to lose link to British empire builder in Africa

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Cecil Rhodes House, which overlooks St Pancras rail station in London, is to be renamed after decades of unsuccessful attempts to rid the property of its association with the Victorian imperialist. But to the disappoi...