Oxbridge voted to repel the Queen and is now aiming his weapons at another national symbol.
I hear ‘serious plans’ are being considered by Cambridge University’s Churchill College to change the name.
“While Winston Churchill may be a hero in this country, his legacy abroad is much more controversial,” said a university source.
‘The university wants to be an inclusive institution and attract the brightest students from all over the world. A more neutral name would help.’
Sources at Churchill College in Cambridge have said leaders think “a more neutral name” would help attract the brightest students from around the world. Pictured: Winston Churchill
The college sparked outrage earlier this year when it held an event called “The Racial Consequences of Mr Churchill,” where a panelist said war leader Sir Winston was the “perfect embodiment” of “white supremacist philosophy.”
The event also included claims that the British Empire was “much worse than the Nazis.”
A regular at the high table at Churchill College tells me, “This is just a persistent whisper at the moment, but it is remarkable that such whispers are becoming reality.”
Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames is alarmed by the rumours. “I just don’t believe it’s going to happen,” he says.
“It would be a total disaster. Frankly, it’s unthinkable.’
He was so concerned that he reached out to university officials yesterday.
Churchill’s biographer Andrew Roberts linked the claims to yesterday’s revelation that graduate members of Magdalen College, Oxford, had voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room because it “represents recent colonial history”.
Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames (pictured) is alarmed by rumors that Churchill College may change its name and was so concerned that he contacted university officials
Controversy: Churchill College (pictured) is said to be particularly troubled by his reputation in the Indian subcontinent, where he is blamed by some for the famine in Bengal in 1943
Roberts tells me, “Anything is possible after the news from Magdalena.”
Churchill College is said to be particularly troubled by its reputation in the Indian subcontinent, where he is blamed by some for the Bengal famine of 1943.
His views on race are also a cause for concern. However, Roberts says, “Rather than being tarnished by his honorable service in the defense of Native Americans, Churchill’s legacy, as he put his life on the line several times, is unassailable in the eyes of anyone willing to use common sense.” and examine the historical evidence. in an objective way.’
A spokesperson for the academic establishment insists: “Churchill College has no plans to change its name.”
According to Andrew Marr, this country is being ‘robbed’ of the next David Hockney.
“It really pisses me off,” says the BBC star, who is herself an avid painter. “We now have several generations of children coming to schools who have never learned the basics of drawing.
“Someone 21 or 31 years old almost certainly didn’t get the skills that Hockney got. That is absolutely terrible.’
Strictly charity as Emma helps feed the hungry
Emma Weymouth looked quintessentially chic in a Dolce & Gabbana dress as she celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary this week with dinner at Mayfair private members’ club 5 Hertford Street.
But the Strictly star was happy to slip into a bright green T-shirt and hi-viz jacket the next morning.
Emma, 35, who is the Marchioness of Bath, donned the uniform when she helped prepare food baskets for The Felix Project, which donates fresh food to hungry Londoners.
Emma Weymouth, the Marchioness of Bath, helps the Felix project prepare food baskets for delivery and provides much-needed food for hungry Londoners at the distribution center
“I think it’s extremely important work they do,” she says. “I’m really proud to have been a part of it for so long.”
Emma became lord of the manor of Longleat House, with its 9,000 acre estate and safari park in Wiltshire, when her husband, Ceawlin Thynn, 47, inherited the title from his eccentric father, the Marquess of Bath.
Princess Diana’s historian brother, Charles Spencer, is determined to get to the bottom of one of England’s most mysterious shipwrecks.
A team of divers investigate the White Ship disaster, about which he also wrote a book last year.
“Loading the submarine that should take us from England to the coast of Normandy in two and a half hours,” he remarks from the site of the dive.
Henry I’s heir was on the ship when it sank – thus changing the course of European history.
Daisy puts on her skates to party
The rule of six may make parties challenging, but Daisy Bell is still at it.
The vivacious daughter of the late advertising legend Lord (Tim) Bell ran a roller disco in a kitchen, complete with hot pants and glowing wigs.
“My friend Olivia Bangham rented a house in Hastings for the summer and we celebrated,” she says.
Pictured: Daisy Bell held a roller disco in a kitchen, complete with hot pants and glowing wigs
“You can’t beat an indoor roller disco!” Daisy married Australian banker Andrew Gray in Chelsea last year.
She met him when she was with Prince Harry’s ex, Cressida Bonas, on Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Calls to delay the end of the lockdown have alarmed former MP Mark Oaten, who is getting married next month.
Weddings are currently limited to 30 people, but this restriction was one of those that was set to end on June 21.
“We have no idea how many guests may be invited and may have to change plans at the last minute,” he says. Oaten, 57, who has two daughters with his ex-wife, Belinda, is getting married to his landlord, boyfriend Chris Staines.
“I’m happy to be gay, go out and get married,” he says, adding: “The prime minister now needs to clarify that even if the lockdown is extended, marriage rules will be abolished.”
Lily’s fashion habit… as a funky disco nun
Lily Cole made her name by walking the catwalk in striking outfits designed by some of the biggest names in fashion.
But for the doll-faced model’s latest look, she took the sartorial advice of a five-year-old.
The 33-year-old Cambridge graduate reveals that her daughter Wylde helped her style on a night out.
Lily Cole Reveals Daughter Wylde Helped Her Style With This Silver Sequin Mini Skirt Headdress
Lily shared a photo of the end result, which included a silver sequin miniskirt on her head.
“When your daughter helps you get dressed,” she says of the photo, describing the look as “disco non.”
Wylde has already received kudos from fashion designer Bella Freud, who calls the idea “inspired.”