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Winchester University Splurges £23,000 on Statue of Greta Thunberg


The University of Winchester is spending over £23,000 ($31,500) on a statue of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, it has been revealed.

“The statue of Greta Thunberg was commissioned in 2019 and funded by the University as part of the West Downs Centre development,” a spokesman for the public research university confirmed in comments reported by The Hampshire Chronicle.

“The statue cost £23,760, within the overall £50m budget for the West Downs Centre,” the spokesman said of the large bronze, which was sculpted by Christine Charlesworth and is titled ‘Make a Difference’.

“The university wanted a sculpture of Greta because it is a very ‘green’ university, and they feel that Greta will be an inspiration to all the students,” Charlesworth explained.