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Mind your language

Save the innocent swastika!

The more this ancient symbol is removed from harmless uses, the more it will be associated with Nazism alone

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

There is a nice row of swastikas at head height in Burlington Gardens, behind the Royal Academy. They are carved below a plaque ‘Founded ad MDCCCXXXVI’. (The date refers, not to the Academy, but to the University of London, which had its offices here until 1900.) The architect was James Pennethorne.

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