Cecil Rhodes

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Olive Schreiner: one of South Africa’s earliest major literary figures, she was a feminist, pacifist and anti-racist

The Story of an African Farm was one of the first great South African “colonial” novels and its author, Olive Schreiner, who died 100 years ago on Dec(...)

Sonic arrangements in the infinite fill, by Candida Powell-Williams, a Void Offsites project for Void Gallery, 2020. Image courtesy of Tansy Cowley and Void Gallery

It must be uncomfortably precarious being up on a pedestal these days. As tensions spill over into action and whitewashed views of history are finally(...)

Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

The  statue of Oliver Cromwell at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: EPA/NEIL HALL

Oxford’s vice-chancellor has invoked the name of Oliver Cromwell in an attempt to retain the controversial Cecil Rhodes statue at the college. Prof (...)

George Berkeley. Aside from supporting slavery, ‘in his later political work, he is pretty grim on the Irish peasantry too’, says TCD researcher Clare Moriarty. Image: Hulton Archive

As statues topple amid anti-racism protests, universities are looking at some of the hallowed names associated with their institutions with some nervo(...)

Recriminations over public monuments, like the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol,  are nothing new. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Set off from Avenue Bugeaud, in the heart of the embassy belt in the western 16th arrondissement of Paris, and head east. This elegant street, a short(...)

A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of protests on Friday. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

The commemoration of the 1912-22 decade of revolution has been striking for what it has not been. Apart from a few notable recriminations, including c(...)

Police stand in front of Oriel College during a protest of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign. Photograph: Will Oliver/ EPA

Up to a thousand people have gathered in Oxford to demand the removal of a statue outside Oriel College of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes as councils ac(...)

 A worker cleans the Churchill statue in London’s Parliament Square, which had been spray-painted with the words “was a racist”. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

All statues in London will be examined with a view to removing those with links to slavery and plantation owners, mayor Sadiq Khan has said. The Lond(...)

England’s cricket captain, Ireland’s Eoin Morgan, sings the anthem during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

If the England captain gets to lift the ICC World Cup trophy above his head on Sunday evening, cricketers all over north Dublin will nod their heads s(...)

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