Oxford Rhodes statue should be turned to face wall, says Antony Gormley

Sculptor suggests solution to row over keeping statue of colonialist in place at Oriel College

The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford, should be turned to face the wall in shame, the sculptor Antony Gormley has proposed.

Gormley’s suggestion, made in an interview with the Financial Times, would be an innovative solution to a years-long battle over whether the 19th-century colonialist and white supremacist should remain in pride of place at the university.