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Education

Oxford University’s All Souls College drops Christopher Codrington’s name from its library—but refuses to remove slave owner’s statue

Decision comes as scrutiny mounts over the university’s colonial legacy, including at Oriel College where a commission on Cecil Rhodes monument has been delayed

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Protest

Oxford council says controversial Cecil Rhodes statue should go to museum after long-running stalemate

Thousands of protestors are demanding removal of statue of the Victorian imperialist from Oriel college

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Monuments

Statues of slavers around London could be pulled down under mayor’s new diversity plan

Sadiq Khan wants to review and improve "the diversity of public landmarks" after protestors toppled the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol

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Art theft

Three paintings—including valuable Van Dyck portrait—stolen from Oxford University gallery

London-based Old Masters dealer says that the works are “an unusual group to steal—neither priceless nor small fry”

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Museums & Heritage

East meets West in the University of Oxford’s new-look museum of art and archaeology

Ashmolean bridges the cultural divide

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Education

Oxford’s new Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art advocates for history by other means.

Bert Smith calls for scholars with broader interests who publish their material.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo specialist appointed to Oxford Chair

Martin Kemp is the new Professor of Art History with the brief to expand the faculty