City University drops Cass name from business school over slavery links

Elvera Bartels

London’s Metropolis College has eradicated the name of John Cass from its business school thanks to the 18th-century English merchant’s links with the slave trade.

The school, based in the heart of the UK’s financial district and rated amid the world’s top rated fifty MBA providers by the Economic Periods, will be named City’s Company University whilst the college consults staff, learners and alumni on a new title.

The move is the hottest motion by London-based institutions, which includes the insurance policies industry Lloyd’s of London and the Financial institution of England, to accept their roles in the slave trade.

Other British universities are also below stress to remove the names of their benefactors with slavery links.

The College of Bristol is reviewing the names of its buildings amid criticism of those people joined to its 1st vice-chancellor, Henry Overton Wills III, whose family built its revenue from tobacco farmed

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