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In July 2016 Oluwafemi Nylander, a prominent member of the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford and campaigner against colonial commemoration at Oxford, stood bare-chested outside All Souls College in protest against the Codrington Library.He stood with a chain around his neck and 'All Slaves College' daubed on his chest in red paint, intended to resemble blood.RSVP is a discreet, sophisticated and trustworthy Dating Agency and Singles Club providing a confidential and classy dating service for busy professionals in London, Birmingham, the Midlands and the South East.RSVP prides itself on being able to offer a service that is fast, easy, private and confidential.Codrington owned sugar plantations in Barbados where more than 300 African slaves worked, and left some £10,000 to All Souls in his will.While All Souls say the plaque will 'serve as a reminder of where Mr Codrington's wealth came from', some students have expressed anger over the college's links to a 'slave trader'.
In a planning application to Oxford City Council, All Souls said the idea for the plaque came from a 2016 conference addressing the history of slavery.
This document, which is still to be seen in the Codrington Library at All Souls with his comments attached, was ultimately laid before the House of Commons, by whom it was summarily dismissed.
Some time after 1703 he resigned his governorship and retired to his estates in Barbados, passing the remainder of his life in seclusion and study, chiefly of church history and metaphysics.
Codrington Library was founded in 1751 with money left by Christopher Codrington, a fellow of the college who amassed a considerable fortune through plantation slavery.
All Souls is not the only Oxford college that has had to grapple with uncomfortable elements of its past.