Christian Cole: Oxford University’s first black student

Christian Cole: Oxford University’s first black student

Cartoon of Christian Cole

BODLEIAN LIBRARY  Christian Cole was depicted in cartoons during his time at Oxford

In a salute to a “remarkable” man, the University of Oxford has paid tribute to its first black student. But who was Christian Cole and what was life like for him at a time when being black at the university wasn’t merely unusual, but remarkable?

Cole was always likely to turn heads when he arrived in Oxford to…

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