university of cambridge
The Cambridge University student fell 1,130 metres onto a plain of carnivorous big cats.
This investigation is a vital opportunity to show how and why colonialism and slavery colours our nation and our institutions – something we need if we want a more tolerant, cohesive, and progressive society
Tuesday's announcement is a good step but Cambridge must become pre-emptive and not reactive – the onus has been too often been placed on marginalised students to do the work which the university should have already been doing
“I think that we’re going to get more and more stories coming out like the one we’ve had today."
As Cambridge Investigates Its Links To Slavery, We Look At How Other Universities Dealt With Their Pasts
The University of Cambridge has launched a two-year study into how it may have gained from the slave trade. Historic institutions like universities have been challenged in recent years to look into their pasts, especially in terms of benefitting from slavery or colonialism. With statues and buildings named after now-controversial figures, both academics and students are challenging institutions to rethink who they honour and what their substantial endowments were built on. From the student riots in South Africa to the tiki-torch protests in Charlottesville, examining the past can inflame modern political and social tensions.
The slip up didn't go unnoticed.
"The wounds of that period still reverberate today."
The first 1,500 photographs are live now.
I have been looking after myself since the age of sixteen, when I moved into supported housing alone. But that doesn’t mean that it suddenly becomes easy.
The focus needs to shift from high-achieving students in their final years of education, to primary school pupils in underrepresented areas