New name for Cecil Rhodes house?

Councillors have suggested renaming Cecil Rhodes house in Somers Town – but what to?

It is somewhat of an anachronism and embarrassment with the awareness raised by Black lives matter across the world.

A suggestion was made to call it George Floyd house, but others have suggested names a little more connected to Somers Town. We have a wealth of social reformers who lived in this area – Wollstonecraft, Godwin, and more recently, George Padmore and Claudia Jones – giants of black and African liberation.

Find out more about Claudia Jones’ life in a talk on July 2nd at 6pm (tickets) held by Somers Town History Club to launch its new publication Journeys.

What do you think?

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