SP5106 : All Souls College, Oxford: colonnade under the Codrington Library

taken 10 months ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

All Souls College, Oxford: colonnade under the Codrington Library
All Souls College, Oxford: colonnade under the Codrington Library
All Souls College had a library from its foundation but by the early eighteenth century was suffering from a lack of space. In 1710 Christopher Codrington, former governor of the Leeward Islands, left money that paid for a new library building, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (as well as contributing his own books to the collection).
Codrington also financed the foundation of Codrington College in Barbados.
His fortune was derived from the sugar trade and plantations worked by slaves. For more detail on the Codringtons and other planter families, see inter alia "The Sugar Barons" by Matthew Parker.
Members of the University and scholars from outside it may apply to use the Library's collections: see LinkExternal link .
All Souls College
All Souls College, Oxford (official name: The Warden and the College of the Souls of All Faithful People Deceased in the University of Oxford) is a constituent college of the University of Oxford . Founded in 1438 by Henry VI.

Unique to All Souls, all of its members automatically become Fellows (i.e., full members of the College's governing body). It has no undergraduate members, but each year recent graduates of Oxford and other universities are eligible to apply for Examination Fellowships through a competitive examination and interview process (once described as "the hardest exam in the world")
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Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 July, 2017
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