EXHIBITION - Colonial' Students at St John's College (1892–1963):

This exhibition collects and collates archival material and objects from St. John’s College from 1892 - after the Universities Tests Act allowed non-Anglicans to hold Fellowships and other non-religious positions at Oxford (and Cambridge), and the earliest students from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean began to arrive, until the 1960s - when the last phases of decolonisation were coming to a close. Our purpose here is to explore certain questions: How did these students shape or change the culture and history of the college and the lives and ideas of other students of their time?  Did they? How were they, if they were, influenced in their turn? What do such transfers and intersections of influence mean for the history of an institution and the history of institutional legacies of colonialism and slavery?  

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