Tuesday, 26 October 2021


 Strolling down the King's Road this morning, en route to an old friend's 70th birthday lunch, I was pleased to see that the statue of Sir Hans Sloane is still standing proudly in full view. In a book I read recently (for review), Sloane is described as a 'naturalist, slave owner and founder of the British Museum' – in that order. He is clearly in the crosshairs of the woke brigade, so it would be no surprise if that statue were to become 'problematic'.
Wikipedia describes Sir Hans, more usefully and accurately, as a 'physician, naturalist and collector'. 

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