• LOCATION 28 | Know your Oxford: tour without AR for new prospective students

    Christian Cole

    Christian Cole on Oxford audio tour Know your Oxford: tour without AR for new prospective students

    A: Stop here for a second and look to your right, across the road. That building on the other side of the street is University College. And you can see there's a narrow lane next to it. Do you see it? That’s called Logic Lane. Cross the road and head towards it. When you get there, turn left and continue along the High Street. Here's Esther again to tell you something about that University College and Logic Lane.

    S: So the reason I wanted to speak to you here is because you're standing outside University College, which is the college of Christian Cole, the first Black graduate from Oxford University. He graduated in 1877 and again in 1880. After he was called to the Bar in 1883, he also became the first Black African to practise Law in English Courts.

    A: Remember, once you’re across, turn left and continue along the High Street.

    S: So in 2017 a plaque was placed in Logic Lane honouring Christian Cole and his contributions to life at Oxford, when he was a student at University College, and also his contributions to society as a whole.

    AB: Come back another time and see if you can find it. Let’s keep walking.

Know your Oxford: tour without AR for new prospective students