Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

A new Oxford initiative aims to highlight and promote the representation of diversity in portraits displayed around the university. Diversifying Portraiture at Oxford is a project to catalogue and celebrate the sometimes hidden images of women and BME, disabled and LGBT people, and to help to make the walls of the university a more inclusive and welcoming place.

Read more (Equality and Diversity Unit).

Related news:

Changing faces: Who should grace the walls of Oxford? (Oxford Today website)

Images: Bhagavat Simhaji by Frank Brooks (1895). By kind permission of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (LP559) | Fiona Caldicott by Thomas Leveritt (2002). By kind permission of the Principal and Fellows of Somerville College, Oxford | Janet Vaughan by Claude Rogers (1957). By kind permission of the Principal and Fellows of Somerville College, Oxford | Richard Hillary by Eric Kennington. By kind permission of the President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford | Cicely Williams. Photograph courtesy of Somerville College, Oxford

Similar stories

No limit to the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease

General Research

A new study led by the University of Oxford on over 90,000 participants shows that there is no upper threshold to the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease – ‘every move counts towards better cardiovascular health.’

Accurate predictions of ovarian cancer outcome possible with new classification system

General Research

The new, Oxford-developed method for subtyping ovarian cancer has been validated in a recent collaboration between the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. Dubbed the ‘Oxford Classic’, researchers have demonstrated that it enables the accurate prediction of patient disease outcome, as well as the development of new targeted cancer therapies.

Accidental awareness in obstetric surgery under general anaesthesia more frequent than expected

General Research

The largest ever study of awareness during obstetric general anaesthesia shows around 1 in 250 women may be affected, and some may experience long-term psychological harm.