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Diversifying portraiture at Oxford

Diversifying Portraiture is a new initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund, whose aim is to widen the range of people represented around the University in order to reflect and promote its increasing inclusivity. 

The first stage of the project is to find and highlight existing Oxford portraits illustrating the diversity of its past and present. So far around 230 portraits have been identified and catalogued, and a number of examples are now featured on the Equality and Diversity website.

If you know of any paintings or photographs (from any Oxford institution) which illustrate any potentially under-represented groups linked to the University, please email equality@admin.ox.ac.uk with details.

The second phase of the project will be a wide-ranging competition to seek nominations for new works of art for the University’s public spaces, celebrating the diversity of current staff and students – further details will be announced later this term.

You can find out more about the project, together with other Equality and Diversity projects, in this term's issue of the Equality & Diversity Newsletter.

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