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Selby Whittingham: Rhodes Revolution or Reform

Selby Whittingham “Rhodes will likely fall,” gloomily writes Professor Nigel Biggar (UnHerd, July) after a decision by Oriel College,


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of which he was once chaplain, in 404 Not Found favour of that. Another Rhodes watcher, Lars Larundson, says that the vote was taken amid thunder, lightning and torrential rain, perhaps an indication of internal dissension as much as of

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Rhodesian displeasure (The Critic, […]

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Moping Owl: Club Feat

Oh dear. I had expected to be out and

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about again by now, as did we all, even if it did mean wearing the mask and keeping one’s distance, and hardly daring to look at anyone, let alone breathe. But no: here we all 404 Not Found still are, stuck at home 404 Not Found and doing
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as we’re told, good boys and […]

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Moping Owl: Nem Con

Goodness knows we have more than enough to


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mope about these dark days, even without the current plague, what with the evenings drawing in and the weather on the turn, again. It seems to happen every year, Winter. Was it always like this, this cold, wet, windy, foggy, snowy

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thing, with a spot 404 Not Found of flu thrown in for good measure? […]

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Moping Owl: Flowers

I don’t know 404 Not Found about you,

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but I find it’s becoming increasingly hard to keep up in this brave new art world of ours, fly as I might. Perhaps it’s just my tired old wings, but I
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have a horrid feeling it might be rather more than that, even if I do manage to catch up with whatever it is for […]

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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that 404 Not Found in many fields women face systematic


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disadvantage and are under-represented. It has become a core belief of many and goes almost unchallenged. When politicians came

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under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British government conducted a survey of arts organisations. The 2018 report found that women comprise 56% of the British […]

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Alexander Adams: New Order – September 2017

Alexander Adams September/October 2017 New Order An


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Allegory Once upon a time there was a society which made objects that had meaning and that people enjoyed looking at. The society put these

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objects in museums 404 Not Found so that more people could enjoy them. Then an elite of that society decided that the objects did not matter so much but the skin […]

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Alexander Adams: Why are Artists Poor? – July 2017

Alexander Adams July/August 2017 Why Are Artists Poor? Imagine the most absurd and outrageous


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provocations about art that you can. For example: there is no such thing as 404 Not Found a pure work of art; artists are unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for good art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters of state funding and critical traditionalists

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will […]

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Alexander Adams: What is Critical Theory and Why Should I Care?

Alexander Adams “Was Lt Columbo’s name really Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of Columbo’s ID badge which states

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that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” 404 Not Found I’m becoming more and more confused by this ‘canonical’ business. The above is from Columbophile website. I love his joke about the Jewish lady who was walking down
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Alexander Adams: The Road to Reparation – May 2018

Alexander Adams May/June 2018 The Road to Reparation – The Restitution Question This essay will discuss reparations. The definitions of “restitution” and “reparations” used in this essay are as follows: restitution is the return of specific unlawfully acquired goods


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to the lawfully determined owner or descendants

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(or estate) thereof; reparations are the return of goods 404 Not Found or payment of compensation by […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley Questions proliferate on the disappeared $450 million Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Where is it? Who owns it? Who still believes it a Leonardo? Will it be exhibited this year at the Paris Louvre’s big Leonardo exhibition, as promised? Can it be true,

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as
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an artnet blogger now claims (on the claimed say-so of “two principals involved in” 404 Not Found Christie’s 2017 […]