Cambridge Heritage Research Centre: "Undertaking reviews of monuments and street names: Processes to guide public bodies"

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk


The events of the 7 June 2020, in which a statue of Edward Colston was dragged from its plinth in Bristol and dumped in the nearby harbour, sparked a national debate which continues today, most recently in connection with the acquittal of the ‘Colston 4’. Public bodies have been wrestling with the process of auditing, reviewing and even removing objects from the public realm, with very little guidance. This talk focuses on research commissioned by the University of Bristol which looks at various processes public bodies have adopted to frame reviews, and makes recommendations for reviews of contested heritage that are yet to happen.
Period20 Jan 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationCambridgeShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Black Humanities