Oxford’s All Souls has shed its own by erasing Codrington name from library

Today in The Australian

Having held out for many months, All Souls capitulated last week, erasing the name “Codrington” from its world-famous library.


About Henry Ergas

Henry Ergas AO is a columnist for The Australian. From 2009 to 2015 he was Senior Economic Adviser to Deloitte Australia and from 2009 to 2017 was Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. He joined SMART and Deloitte after working as a consultant economist at NECG, CRA International and Concept Economics. Prior to that, he was an economist at the OECD in Paris from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. At the OECD, he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment (1984-1987), which concentrated on improving the efficiency of government policies in a wide range of areas, and was subsequently Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department. He has taught at a range of universities, undertaken a number of government inquiries and served as a Lay Member of the New Zealand High Court. In 2016, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia.
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28 Responses to Oxford’s All Souls has shed its own by erasing Codrington name from library

  1. Ian Macmillan

    Next, the proposal may be to rename the University as “Oxford State Re-education Centre” Sorry, “Center”.
    Obviously, this will be accepted.

  2. Ƶĩppʯ (President Elect)

    cancel culture must cancel itself before we do it for them

  3. Bronson

    Are they going to pay back the behest from his will?

  4. Daily llama

    Nothing new here. The Marxists know that reason and freedom are built upon the foundation of history and they must erase it or change it to suit their aims. Stick with it Henry, you are not alone.

  5. Boambee John

    Bronson

    Of course not. All of your bequests are belong to them.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Of course not. All of your bequests are belong to them.

    In the same way that Rhodes Scholars were demanding the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes….

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    If you say “all lives matter” the Left calls you racist.
    Does that mean the name “All Souls” is also racist?

  8. Daily llama

    Good one Bruce!
    Since we are supposedly responsible for every catastrophe that has ever befallen mankind, one assumes us whitey don’t have souls!

  9. Old Lefty

    Will this be accompanied by the burning of the books?

  10. Cassie of Sydney

    I see Daily Lame’s confusion continues……one of the few western leaders to stand up to this cultural Marxist nonsense this year has been President Trump or as Daily Lame prefers to call him…..a “lying corrupt male slut” and “a danger to democracy“.

  11. H B Bear

    Will this be accompanied by the burning of the books?

    One would hope so. And a march with burning torches. The whole deal.

  12. Roger

    Are they going to pay back the behest from his will?

    They do say that the dropping of the name is only the first step in dealing with Codrington’s legacy.

  13. Daily llama

    OMG! Did they let you out early today? I’m being stalked by a 9 year old!

  14. Rex Anger

    @ Cassie-

    Dad-joke the man. The more awful the puns, the better. He squeaks and backs away…

  15. Daily llama

    Et tu Rexy! Where have you been lately, it’s been rather boring without you. Don’t upset Cassie, she’s looking up the word ‘pun’, don’t overload her!

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    “Daily llama
    #3672702, posted on November 27, 2020 at 11:58 am
    OMG! Did they let you out early today? I’m being stalked by a 9 year old!”

    LOL. You’re not being stalked, you’re just being held to account for your smug hypocrisy. And as for “The Marxists know that reason and freedom are built upon the foundation of history and they must erase it or change it to suit their aims.”…couldn’t agree more Lame however with President “Lying Slut” gone, the Demrats are going to have an awful lot of fun erasing and changing a lot of things to suit their aims.

  17. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rex Anger
    #3672709, posted on November 27, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    @ Cassie-

    Dad-joke the man. The more awful the puns, the better. He squeaks and backs away…”

    Thanks RA..which is why I call him Daily Limp.

  18. Rex Anger

    Where’s my cake? Cake has been over-promised but under-delivered.

    I hate it when people like your august self promise cake, but then put it on icing…

    Any way you slice it, it’s crumby…

  19. Daily llama

    I told you, it was a disaster!

  20. Cassie of Sydney

    “over-promised but under-delivered.”

    Methinks Daily Lame has been over-promising and under-delivering his whole life.

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    “Daily llama
    #3672743, posted on November 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm
    Such a silly girl”

    LOL….spoken like a 9 year old.

  22. Daily llama

    God- we’re the same age! We could have 80 years of arguments between us!

  23. Mother Lode

    Are they going to pay back the behest from his will?

    It is the left-wing way to despise the people you live off.

  24. Lee

    It is the left-wing way to despise the people you live off.

    There is no better example of that than the ABC.
    Yet we are supposed to respect and trust it.

  25. Damon

    I know this is completely O/T, but have any of you cultured folk heard of a Perth artist called Z. Gryfita? I have one of her? paintings. She is apparently unknown to Google, but I’m curious.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin

    To destroy fascist globalist social marxism is easy all you do is take every cent of itaxpayers money off them ,and tax the crap out of soros and theoter billionaires donations to fascism 90cents in the dollat from billionaire donor and 90 cents in the dollar from the recipient marxists simple .

  27. Blair

    “In 1797, Edward Codrington, his brother William John and sister Caroline jointly inherited their uncle Christopher Bethell’s residuary estates, including a slave plantation in Antigua.[6]”
    Wikipedia

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