A portrait of the Queen has been removed from Magdalen College Middle Common Room after a vote from Oxford University students. The decision was reportedly made due to some students believing that the image of the monarch “represent[s] recent colonial history” and the members wanted to make the common room more welcoming. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson revealed on Twitter he’s strongly opposed to the removal. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick also bashed the student group’s decision. However, Dinah Rose, the President of Magdalen College defended the students and supported their right to free speech.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting