Exeter College unveils portraits of PPE alumnus John Kufuor


On 9 May 2023, Exeter College held a day-long event to commemorate the unveiling of two portraits of His Excellency John Kufuor (1961, PPE; Honorary Fellow, Exeter College), former President of Ghana. A photograph taken in 2016 by Fran Monks and an oil painting by Naima Aouni, are now displayed at the college, in the Cohen Quadrangle and Hall respectively.

Over eighty distinguished guests attended the festivities, including His Majesty the King of Ashanti Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, Ghana High Commissioner to the UK His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah, former Cabinet Minister Lord Paul Boateng, former Rector of Exeter College Dame Frances Cairncross, and John Kufuor himself.

Read more about John Kufuor’s portraits on Exeter College’s website.


“President Kufuor’s importance as a democratically elected and high achieving President of Ghana, and in more recent years as an international statesman, more than justifies his portrait’s inclusion in Exeter’s historic Hall alongside other eminent people associated with the College since its foundation in 1314. Like the President’s photographic portrait in the College’s Cohen Quadrangle, his oil portrait will inspire high achievement in public service by Exeter’s diverse student population, present and future.”
Rector Rick Trainor