London has more statues of animals than named women, study finds

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Reuters millicentfawcett2404n.jpg

There are more statues of animals in London than there are of named women, an audit has found.

The first of its kind audit of public sculptures and monuments in London, conducted by Art UK and part funded by City Hall, found of around 1,500 monuments, only four per cent were dedicated to named women, with only three sculptures of women out of 50 dedicated to women of colour.

The number of sculptures that feature animals, almost 100, is double that of named women.

It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Thursday announced a £1 million “Untold Stories” fund to ensure London’s landmarks and monuments better reflect the capital’s diversity.

Grants of up to £25,000 will be given to successful applicants to create murals, street art and other public displays to celebrate diverse figures from London’s history.

Mr Khan said: “London’s diversity is its greatest strength but for far too long our capital’s statues, street names and buildings have only shown a limited perspective on our city’s complex history.

“I’m determined to do everything I can to ensure our public realm presents a more complete picture of everyone who has made London the incredible city it is today.

“That’s why I’ve launched a £1million fund to help the diverse communities who know our city best lead the way in celebrating our capital’s Untold Stories.”

The funding is the first work by his “statue commission”.

The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm was announced last year after the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol sparked a national debate about how Britain’s history is remembered.

The Mayor of London has stressed the commission will not be presiding over the removal of statues and that its aim is to “enrich and add to the current public realm” to celebrate London’s diverse history.

It may, however, lead to “new ideas” being considered for some of the capital’s street names.

Register now for one of the Evening Standard’s newsletters. From a daily news briefing to Homes & Property insights, plus lifestyle, going out, offers and more. For the best stories in your inbox, click here.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Alvaro Morata in ugly touchline spat with Juventus manager Max Allegri

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata was involved in an ugly argument with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri over the weekend. The Spaniard came to blows with the Bianconeri ... Read more »

Arsenal could be without four players vs Everton with Emile Smith Rowe injury doubt

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could be without Emile Smith Rowe and a trio of other players for Monday night’s Premier League clash with Everton. Smith Rowe has evolved into one ... Read more »

Largecap stocks with high upside potential in next 12 months

ET Stock Screener lists down quality stocks with high upside potential over the next 12 months, having average recommendation rating of “buy” or “strong buy”. This predefined screener is only ... Read more »

Trans TikToker Sabrina Prater targeted with hateful serial killer conspiracy theory

When Sabrina Prater posted a simple dancing video to TikTok, she could never have known that within weeks she would be at the centre of a transphobic serial killer conspiracy ... Read more »

German factory orders see 2nd big drop in 3 months

BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped steeply in October, pushed down by much lower demand from countries outside the euro area, according to official statistics released Monday. The Economy ... Read more »

12 soldiers, ‘dozens of terrorists' killed in Niger attack

© Provided by Al Jazeera Map of Tillaberi region western Niger At least 12 soldiers and “dozens of terrorists” have been killed in a battle in western Niger’s conflict-wracked “three ... Read more »

Anand Rathi IPO sees 5.06 times subscription on day 3, QIB portion booked 37%

© Shweta Mungre Anand Rathi IPO sees 5.06 times subscription on day 3, QIB portion booked 37% The initial public offering of Anand Rathi Wealth, one of the leading non-bank ... Read more »

Shillong Lottery Result 2021: Check Winning Numbers for December 6 Morning Teer Games

© Provided by News18 Shillong Lottery Result 2021: Check Winning Numbers for December 6 Morning Teer Games Shillong Lottery Result 2021: The Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association has announced the ... Read more »

DepEd: Classroom availability may be an issue if all levels resume face-to-face classes

DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan The Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday that classroom availability must be put to consideration when students from all grade levels return to schools to conduct ... Read more »

Iya Villania at Drew Arellano, ipinapatayo na ang kanilang future home

© Provided by Kami Iya Villania at Drew Arellano, ipinapatayo na ang kanilang future home – Iya Villania revealed that the construction of her family’s future home has finally begun ... Read more »

Helping readers on the consumer desk: ‘We're canaries in the coalmine'

Photograph: rimom/Alamy Our consumer affairs editor reflects on a year spent wrestling with emerging Covid scams and Brexit logjams In early October, the Guardian’s consumer desk totted up how many ... Read more »

I write ‘women's commercial fiction' – why is my work still seen as inferior to men's?

A recent roundup of the ‘best books of 2021’ had every possible genre of novel – with the unsurprising exception of romance In the four months since my first novel ... Read more »

Three int'l flyers test Covid positive on arrival at Delhi airport

Amid rising concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant, three international passengers on Monday, December 6, tested Covid positive at the Delhi international airport. They tested positive during the testing of ... Read more »

50 Years & Counting: These Unsung 1971 War Heroes Don't Want Any Recognition But It's Time They Got It

© Provided by News18 50 Years & Counting: These Unsung 1971 War Heroes Don’t Want Any Recognition But It’s Time They Got It War hero Bhairon Singh Rathore, retired head ... Read more »

Teen admits to spitting at mother, verbally abusing and pointing knife at her

SINGAPORE — A teen who verbally abused his mother for trying to speak to him about the mess from his cigarette butts and ashes threatened her with a knife when ... Read more »

Tom Holland Says He's Starring as Fred Astaire in Upcoming Biopic, Addresses His Future as Spider-Man

© Gareth Cattermole/Getty Image Stepping into the dance shoes of an icon. Tom Holland revealed on Sunday that he will soon be playing the legendary Fred Astaire in an upcoming ... Read more »

13-year-old girl falls to death from 12th floor in Bengaluru

13-year-old girl falls to death from 12th floor in Bengaluru A 13-year-old girl died after she fell from the balcony of her house on the 12th floor of an apartment ... Read more »

NID admission 2022: Registration deadline for BDes and MDes courses ends today; check details here

© Provided by Firstpost NID admission 2022: Registration deadline for BDes and MDes courses ends today; check details here The National Institute of Design (NID) will close the admission process ... Read more »

Weltweite Rüstungsverkäufe trotz Pandemie weiter gestiegen

© Keystone/AP/Christophe Ena Die wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Pandemie haben kein Loch in die Kassen der führenden Rüstungskonzerne der Welt gerissen. Im Gegenteil: Die 100 grössten Waffenverkäufer der Erde haben im ... Read more »

Maharashtra to See Fresh Curbs as Omicron Cases Rise? All Eyes on CM Uddhav's Meeting With Task Force

© Provided by News18 Maharashtra to See Fresh Curbs as Omicron Cases Rise? All Eyes on CM Uddhav’s Meeting With Task Force In the wake of increasing cases of the ... Read more »

National Lottery results latest – Check Saturday's Lotto & Friday's EuroMillions winning numbers HERE, plus Set For Life

THE LOTTO draw returned on Saturday with a tasty £7.5million available to be won – but no one bagged the top prize. Saturday's winning Lotto numbers were 8, 24, 25, ... Read more »

How SP Mookerjee took on Nehru in one of the fiercest & finest parliamentary duels in India

© Provided by The Print New Delhi: A dozen Rajya Sabha MPs were suspended from the winter session of Parliament on its very first day. The reason was their unruly ... Read more »

Madhya Pradesh to conduct 3 state-wide Covid vaccination campaigns this month

© Provided by Hindustan Times Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the launch of a mega inoculation drive in Bhopal. (ANI File Photo) Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj ... Read more »

Kenapa ‘double standard' laksana SOP, soal pemimpin Amanah

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Polis memberitahu Pak Din beliau tidak memakai pelitup muka dengan sempurna. PETALING JAYA: Seorang pemimpin Amanah mempertikai dwistandard dalam pelaksanaan SOP Covid-19 selepas seorang ... Read more »

Isu MN: ‘Jangan cipta alasan ibarat tukar fatwa ikut selera politik', Zahid beritahu Hadi

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Presiden Umno Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dilihat menyelar Presiden PAS Abdul Hadi Awang berhubung Muafakat Nasional. PETALING JAYA: Presiden Umno Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dilihat menyelar ... Read more »

Balakrishna's Akhanda Takes Box Office by Storm, Rakes in Over Rs 44 Cr in 4 Days

© Provided by News18 Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer Akhanda has taken the box office by storm in the first four days of its release. The film, directed by Boyapati Srinu, premiered worldwide ... Read more »

Ex Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn reveals glam hair transformation after being axed for doing OnlyFans

AXED Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn unveiled her new pink hair yesterday. The 40-year-old shared a playful clip of her showing off her hair transformation on Instagram while clad in ... Read more »

Google reveals users might have a SECRET folder in their Photos app – and you need a hidden code to enter

GOOGLE has revealed that some users might have a secret folder in their Photos app – only accessible with a hidden code. The “Locked Folder” feature allows users to keep ... Read more »

Republican slammed for Christmas portrait of family holding assault rifles days after school shooting

A Republican Congressman is facing criticism after posting a portrait of his smiling family in front of a Christmas tree holding military grade assault rifles. © @RepThomasMassie thomasmassie.jpg Kentucky Representative ... Read more »

Anupamaa, 6 December 2021, Written Update: Vanraj demands divorce from Kavya

© Provided by Pinkvilla In today’s episode, we see that Vanraj confronts Kavya for all her evil acts and also tells her that insecurities have always destroyed good relationships. Kavya ... Read more »

Kyle Echarri Used to Call Chie Filomeno *Snobby* for Ignoring His Private Messages on Instagram

© Provided by Candy Chie Filomeno and Kyle Echarri may have been evicted from Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10 just a week apart, but they have gained a massive following ... Read more »

Couple Took 4-Year-Old Daughter Hiking! 'One Of The Best Experiences We Had As Family'

Welcome to Real Parenting, a space where parents can share the joys, pain, and the mess of parenthood. Want to get something off your chest? Share your parenting journey? Email ... Read more »

Rithvik Dhanjani: Relationships are a work in progress every day

© IANS Rithvik Dhanjani. New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Rithvik Dhanjani is a well-known face of the entertainment industry and he has to his credit shows such as ‘Pavitra ... Read more »

Katrina Kaif – Vicky Kaushal wedding: Actress chooses Anushka Sharma's pastel look for one of her functions

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Katrina Kaif is all set to become Vicky Kaushal‘s dulhania and there is no doubt that she is going to be one of the most gorgeous ... Read more »

Puneett Chouksey plays an 'illegitimate' son who fights for his rights in 'Sirf Tum'

© IANS Puneett Chouksey. Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Puneett Chouksey, who essays the role of Anshul Oberoi in ‘Sirf Tum’, opens up about his character in the show. He ... Read more »

Bob Dole, WWII hero and veteran US lawmaker, dies at 98

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Bob Dole, who battled back from being severely wounded in World War II to become a five-term US senator and the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential nominee, died on ... Read more »

Hong Kong fencer Nicholas Choi finishes third in Challenge Cup, exactly three years after he announced his retirement from sport

The 2018 Asian Games silver medallist says he is a better fencer than before, as he challenges for a place at next year’s Hangzhou Games Olympic champion Edgar Cheung beats ... Read more »

You could be able to buy a PS5 TODAY if you do this one thing

GAMERS have another chance to get a PlayStation today but there's a catch — it's an invite only affair. Last week, Sony sent out invites to PSN members offering the ... Read more »

AFSPA should be repealed: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said that the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 should be repealed as he joined the growing chorus for withdrawal of the ... Read more »

Premier League side reportedly in queue of clubs looking to sign Gavin Bazunu

Republic of Ireland international Gavin Bazunu has earned a lot of praise for his displays for both club and country and now even Liverpool want reportedly him. Just 19, the ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic