• LouisMorris

Hidden in plain sight - Oxford and its uncomfortable alumni

Updated: Oct 24, 2019


Oxford’s famous alumni provide the university with a seemingly limitless supply of prestige, pride, donations, and controversy. The prickliest debates over former students concern figures whose legacy has been re-evaluated in the years since their death – most notoriously Cecil Rhodes – but even more delicate dilemmas can arise from alumni whose reputations shift radically within their own lifetimes. How does the university navigate the problems posed by its graduates suddenly transfo