TELEGRAPH: TOP UK UNIVERSITY TO SWAP PORTRAITS OF BEARDED WHITE SCHOLARS WITH WALL OF DIVERSITY
King’s College London is to swap portraits of some of its founding fathers with a “wall of diversity” amid pressure from students, a dean says
The Daily Telegraph reports King’s College London, ranked one of the best universities in the world, is to remove statues and pictures of key figures involved in the establishment of the institutions that make up the college and replace them with more “diverse” images instead.
The Telegraph reports:
King’s College London is to swap portraits of some of its founding fathers with a “wall of diversity” amid pressure from students, a dean says.
The plans to move portraits of former faculty staff from the main entrance wall and replace them with more BME scholars are being implemented by the world famous Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, following concern among academics that the current classroom environment is too “intimidating” for ethnic minorities.
The proposals were unveiled by Professor Patrick Leman, the Institute’s dean of education, who said that the faculty should not just be filled with “busts of 1920s bearded men” but rather more modern, diverse scholars so that the Institute feels less “alienating”.
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