Cecil Rhodes House to stay Cecil Rhodes House


TENANTS living in a council block in Somers Town named after controversial British imperialist Cecil Rhodes have been asked whether they want the building named after someone else. The discussion comes amid a row at Oriel College, Oxford, over whether a statue of the Rhodes, often accused of sowing the seeds of apartheid in South Africa, should be removed.

Ward councillor Roger Robinson revealed last week that the name of the Cecil Rhodes House had been up for discussion among residents. He said: “They had a meeting about it and I think the conclusion was ‘what is the point in changing it after all this time?’ If it was up to me now I wouldn’t call it that now. But I completely respect the tenants’ wishes.”

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