Row over Salvator Mundi painting’s links to da Vinci revealed in new film

Did Mohammed bin Salman pay $450M for a ‘da Vinci’ artwork Leonardo DIDN’T create? Saudis left furious amid claims the master merely ‘contributed’ to the world’s most expensive painting Salvator Mundi sold for a record-breaking $450million at auction in 2017 But questions were quickly raised over whether it is a ‘true’ da Vinci work  French … Read more

New questions for David Cameron over links to Greensill

New questions for former Prime Minister David Cameron over links to crashed Greensill By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 22:46 GMT, 20 March 2021 State-owned bank NatWest handed a contract to a firm with close ties to Lex Greensill – the financier at the centre of … Read more

Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools could change name after discovering founder’s links to slave trade

Haberdashers’ Aske’s £21,000-a-year private schools could change name after discovering founder had shares in slave trading company which transported 100,000 Africans to plantations in the West Indies and America The Habs schools could change their name due to its founder’s links to slavery Robert Aske had shares in the Royal African Company which enslaved 100,000 … Read more

Woke Lancaster students demand The Sugarhouse Nightclub is renamed due to links to city’s slavery

Woke Lancaster students demand The Sugarhouse Nightclub change its name due to links to city’s slave trade Sugarhouse Nightclub is located on Sugarhouse Alley and run by student union But undergrads think it should be renamed over ‘vicious atrocities’ in slave trade  A petition has been set up and needs around 320 signatures to be … Read more

Descendants of Tobias Rustat blast Jesus College Cambridge plan to move memorial over slavery links

The descendants of a 17th century benefactor of one of Cambridge University’s richest colleges have criticised bosses’ plans to move a memorial of their ancestor into a wine cellar due to his alleged slavery links. Jesus College, which is worth £344 million, plans to move the funeral monument to Tobias Rustat from its chapel because … Read more

Lloyd’s of London: We’ll root out treasures with links to slave trade

Lloyd’s of London has pledged to publish a catalogue of its 3,000 treasures to root out any connections with the slave trade.  The world’s oldest insurance market is seeking an archivist to examine its vast trove of goods obtained over more than three centuries, including paintings, furniture, swords and silverware. Lloyd’s has posted an advert … Read more

Historian backs Canterbury Cathedral ‘for keeping statues with slavery links’

Canterbury Cathedral has won praise for resisting calls to remove statues with historic links to slavery despite calls by Justin Welby to look at them ‘very carefully.’ The Archbishop of Canterbury last year suggested the monuments should be reviewed to see if they ‘should all be there.’   He made the comments last June, when monuments … Read more

EDWARD LUCAS: With UK academics to be probed over China links, why we only have ourselves to blame

Chinese spies have been looting British universities for years. That is one scandal. The other – even more outrageous – is that we are only now waking up to it. The fact that almost 200 leading UK academics are being investigated for their unwitting connections to Chinese weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programmes is scarcely … Read more

Oxford Uni’s Wykeham chair is renamed Tencent-Wykeham after a China firm ‘with links to spy agency’ 

Oxford University is to rename a prestigious professorship of physics after a Chinese software company accused of close links with the Communist regime’s intelligence services in return for a £700,000 donation, the Daily Mail has learned. The Wykeham chair of physics, which was established in 1900 and comes with a fellowship at 14th-century New College, … Read more

Labour-run Welsh government spends £17k on slave trade links audit

Audit which examined Welsh statues, buildings and street names and slavery links cost taxpayers £17,401 according to freedom of information request. Pictured: a statue of slave trader Sir Thomas Picton in Cardiff The Welsh government spent more than £17,000 on an audit of almost 600 statues, buildings and street names to examine their links to … Read more