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15 September - 12 October 2021 Edition 133 Find your regular copy inside... The City of London’s independent newspaper with 50,000 READERS NEW BARBICAN DESIGNS The City of London Corporation has launched its search for a design team to develop & deliver plans for a majo renewal of the Barbican Centre. Page 10 Uni name change over slavery links City, University of London drops Sir John Cass title from business school following protests over slave trade ties THE City, University of London’s business school has been renamed Alongside the new name, research that has ground-breaking Bayes Business School says it is impact on business, society and ahead of the 2021/22 academic addressing inequality and participation more widely. “In essence we wi l be always the environment. year fo lowing last summer’s protests over Sir John Cass’ links curious, always bold and always to slave trade. learning.” The school wi l now be known Professor Anthony Finkelstein, as Bayes Business School, dropping the moniker that previously is underway to embed ethical London, added: “I am incredibly A complete cu riculum review President of City, University of paid homage to Sir John Cass. and socially responsible values proud of the staff, students and throughout, to ensure that Bayes alumni who have championed our educates professionals and business leaders who work towards collective values and have made a difficult change – exercising building an equitable and sustainable future. patience, sound judgment and practical sense. I would expect no less, but it is grea to see. “Now we enter into the next phase of development of the Business School which will involve Thomas Bayes was a theologian a deepening engagement with and mathematician who is best diversity to stimulate new perspectives and learn from each other. its professions, infused with the practice, the City of London and known for Bayes’ Theorem, which Professor Paolo Volpin, Bayes suggests that we get closer to the Business School Dean, said: On education, we wi l focus on imagination and creative energy of truth by constantly updating our “Inspired by Thomas Bayes’ ideas, teaching our students how to think Shoreditch and Clerkenwell. beliefs in proportion to the weight our approach as Bayes Business rather than wha to think. of new evidence. It is this idea that School wi l be to have the courage “In ou research, we wi l explore is the motivation behind adopting to do things differently. imaginative new angles, asking this name. “As a community, we wi l nurture difficult questions to produce Bosses said nationwide protests, which flagged Sir John Cass’s own involvement in the slave trade, made the school and its stakeholders reflect on whether such a link was consistent with the school’s values. The decision to select Bayes as the new name fo lowed a consultation process ca ried out with staff, students, alumni and partners. Two thousand new students wi l undertake inclusive teamworking workshops as part of their induction. Bayes has also instituted a scholarship programme for Black UK-domiciled undergraduate students to widen participation. This wi l cover a l tuition fees along with an annual stipend for ten students from the start of the 2022/23 academic year. SET MENUS IN THE CITY Michelin-starred restaurants all over the Square Mile have created new set menus to entice diners back to their luxury restaurants. Page 12 15 Sep - 12 Oct 2021 The City of London’s independent newspaper with 50,000 READERS Edition 133 London’s protests “As an institution, City is commited to seeing Bayes reinforce its position as a distinctive globaly leading Business School.” Square Mile house prices drop P5 What’s On in the City P8 Culture Mile’s programme P11 Let’s get London vaccinated. The sooner, the safer. If you’re over 18, you can book now at nhs.uk/CovidVaccination EVERY VACCINATION GIVES US

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