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Goldsmiths Ban Beef

August 13, 2019

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler


We discussed the anti-meat food stasi last week. It has not taken Goldsmiths University long to get in on the act!

From Business Green:



Goldsmiths University in London has announced plans to ban the sale of all beef at its campus canteens from the start of the upcoming school year, as part of a "major drive" to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2025.

The university also said it will impose a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use plastic cups at the university, install more solar panels across the campus, and switch to a 100 per cent clean energy supplier "as soon as practicable".

In addition it plans to make modules on climate and ecology mandatory for first-year students and launch a programme to rewild unused land on campus. Goldsmiths also confirmed that from December 1 its £2.5m endowment fund will no longer hold investments in companies which derive more than 10 per cent of their revenues from the extraction of fossil fuels.

The changes have been backed by new College warden Professor Frances Corner, who succeeded Patrick Loughrey at the end of May and is the first woman to hold the role.


Forget about freedom of choice. Note as well the mandatory indoctrination course on climate change.

“Professor” Frances Corner obviously knows all about climate change, given her background as a “fashion activist” (whatever that is).


Ms Corner may think beefburgers are bad for the planet, but she evidently thinks flying is OK.

Last November she popped over to Beijing for a fashion exhibition:




Other trips in recent years include Seoul and Milan.

Now who does that remind you of?


  1. GeoffB permalink
    August 13, 2019 9:25 am

    Its worth reading the comments in the telegraph, about 400 so far (9am tuesday 13th) 398 saying what an idiot….does she realise that leather will have to go as well and milk.

    • HotScot permalink
      August 13, 2019 11:55 am


      To be replaced with……Let me think…….I Know!

      Fossil fuel derived plastic!

      There’s always sackcloth of course. Not sure the students will be happy with that though. Unless it’s designer sackcloth of course, straight from Milan.

      Yet another climate and scientific illiterate virtue signaller who hasn’t the critical thinking ability to turn up here or at WUWT and simply ask some questions.

    • Barbara Elsmore permalink
      August 13, 2019 2:29 pm

      Charles Moore contributed a very measured piece to last Saturday’s DT entitled ‘In exhorting us not to eat meat, green preachers place morality over reason
      Food-guilt is becoming the eco-zealots’ weapon of choice in their crusade to purify the West of pleasure’ – many Telegraph readers will have welcomed this article together with some further insights from other writers which are following on. Hooray! Problem is all of us – Charles Moore, Telegraph readers any journalist attempting to counterbalance the green tide that threatens to overwhelm us are dismissed as being right wing and therefore any knowledge and opinions displayed can simply be dismissed.

    • Saighdear permalink
      August 13, 2019 5:45 pm

      WELL NOW – won’t they be wearing the really latest Fashion? – the Kings new clothes. Maybe if GT was a Boy she would SEE the King’s new clothes. I can see it – can’t you all? Been saying this for a looooonngg time now!

  2. August 13, 2019 9:28 am

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  3. Bertie permalink
    August 13, 2019 9:31 am

    I read this this morning and was outraged by it on many levels. How can one stupid woman exercise such a draconian measure with no facts to warrant it?
    In the same issue of the Telegraph a correspondent has written an amusing letter on the same subject:
    “If the objection to eating meat is based on the greenhouse gases produced by cattle, I fail to see how a diet of pulses for us is going to help, given the well-known effects of eating too many beans”.
    This would seem to make more sense than Ms Corner!

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      August 13, 2019 9:53 am

      Bertie: That letter also got me thinking. Was there a massive (localised?) global warming event over the North American plains in the mid-nineteenth C when millions of buffalo roamed the ranges?

      • yonason permalink
        August 14, 2019 3:27 pm

        Don’t forget all those bean eating cowboys.

  4. Harry Passfield permalink
    August 13, 2019 9:51 am

    I listened to the interview of the Student Union Pres on Today this morning. This was supposed to be someone who has risen like the cream of the crop to study in academe yet he was convinced that the world was going to ‘burn’ in the next 12 years.
    He was so convinced of this that he said the target for zero-carbon should be 2030, not 2050. When asked if he would be in favour of Goldsmiths removing gas CH and replacing it with expensive heat pumps etc, and then spending loads on insulation – to the extent that the costs were passed on to student fees. His answer was, ‘of course not. We want education to be free’. Typical snowflake. Full of virtue, unable to form any logical argument against the scare and not willing to pay the price for his beliefs.

    • John Palmer permalink
      August 13, 2019 10:07 am

      Spot-on, Harry! +10
      Sadly, they’re now becoming ubiquitous. Seem to spend most of their time tweeting, twittering etc to their similarly vacuous mates. Not an ounce of good old-fashioned common-sense between ‘em.

      • dave permalink
        August 13, 2019 10:25 am


        “Common sense is genius in homespun.”

        A N Whitehead, Mathematician and Philosopher.

        A bit of common sense is to keep an eye on this:

        The recent, weak, El Nino is finishing. Most predict an indefinite period of ENSO Neutral will take over.

        However, I have a suspicion (no more) that a La Nina may happen soon – based on the fact that the last period of persistent La Nina activity was a decade ago, at a similar period in the Sun’s magnetic activity.

      • HotScot permalink
        August 13, 2019 12:03 pm


        How does that compare to last year?

      • Broadlands permalink
        August 13, 2019 1:31 pm

        Dave… in order for La-Nina to form, the ENSO would have to pass through the neutral “El-Nada” period to reach the minus 0.5°C threshold…and stay there. Not likely in the next few months. Previous La-Ninas were well on their way by now.

      • dave permalink
        August 13, 2019 4:40 pm

        “How does that compare to last year?”

        The Index was neutral then, as the system transited from a weak La Nina to what became a weak El Nino.

        “…in order for La Nina to form…”

        Most of the models do predict Neutral for the next few months. But none of them allow for a direct solar effect. I think they may be wrong in this.

        The index for the area of the ocean known as Nino3 has dropped 1.4 C in two months…

        It is just something to watch.

    • roger permalink
      August 13, 2019 10:16 am

      And yet some propose that children younger than him should have the vote.

      • HotScot permalink
        August 13, 2019 12:04 pm


        And yet some socialist’s propose that children younger than him should have the vote.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      August 13, 2019 1:43 pm

      Isn’t it part of socialism to have the mass population ignorant and thick so as to prevent them from causing trouble, aided by having cheap vodka to keep them in a stupour? Same as in North Korea. Here it looks like trying to get widespread cannabis use is the method in place of vodka.

  5. Malcolm Church permalink
    August 13, 2019 10:05 am

    Paul, love your website but there is a small discrepancy in this email. Golfsmiths are banning Beef, not all meats.
    Keep up the good work!

  6. john cooknell permalink
    August 13, 2019 10:35 am

    Only Beef!

  7. August 13, 2019 11:04 am

    ‘a “fashion activist” (whatever that is).’

    Is it code for a fa$cist? 😉

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      August 13, 2019 5:59 pm

      No, code for an unemployable.

  8. August 13, 2019 11:26 am

    This is what authoritarian tyranny looks like.

  9. Keith Gugan permalink
    August 13, 2019 11:29 am

    Well we all know about fashion, hardly a stable entity.

  10. HotScot permalink
    August 13, 2019 12:09 pm

    Professor Frances Corner does not look very fashionable to me.

    Too much like Cruella de Vil for my liking. All she needs is a spotty coat.

  11. Harry Passfield permalink
    August 13, 2019 12:29 pm

    OT: Has the Okjokul (sp?) glacier really disappeared as reported in some papers?

    • August 13, 2019 12:43 pm

      They’re putting up a plaque to its memory – which will disappear if/when it reappears.

  12. Non Nomen permalink
    August 13, 2019 1:33 pm

    “Professor” Frances Corner obviously knows all about climate change, given her background as a “fashion activist” (whatever that is).

    It’s just a typo. Read “fascism activist” instead.

  13. Gerry, England permalink
    August 13, 2019 1:38 pm

    Could be doing them a favour if their beef is anything like they serve in my staff restaurant since the contract changed. Most of it is inedible and to be avoided. Going the same way as when I worked for Westminster and they changed from world’s leading British caterer Compass to Spanish owned Amey.

  14. jack broughton permalink
    August 13, 2019 1:46 pm

    Perhaps they should all follow Euan Mearns’ April 1st recommendations…….

  15. Athelstan. permalink
    August 13, 2019 1:50 pm

    al beef upstairs too, as muscle brain.

    virtue signallers of the NWO, go to goldsmiffs and de evolve.

  16. Coeur de Lion permalink
    August 13, 2019 2:01 pm

    Scientists say that 13% of global warming hence ‘climate change’ is caused by mobile telephones and their infrastructure. All students must place their ‘phones in this bag.

  17. Paul Ch permalink
    August 13, 2019 3:04 pm

    Suely if cows are so bad for the planet we ought to eat as many of them as possible

  18. August 13, 2019 3:35 pm

    And GQ magazine win the Virtue Signalling twits of the year award

    “The Game Changer Award was created for @GretaThunberg
    . Her fearless dedication to raising awareness
    of the global climate change crisis
    makes her the absolute embodiment of this award.”

    tweeted by @BritishGQ

    If you create an award for someone , then its not a real award is it ?
    Obama won a Nobel Prize for not being George Bush jr

    • Jon Scott permalink
      August 13, 2019 3:45 pm

      I thought it was for being only half white?

    • August 13, 2019 3:59 pm

      Guido : In yet another clear sign that the misty-eyed adulation of Greta Thunburg is definitely #NotACult, the BBC has done another fawning piece on the teenager, this time revealing the plastic bucket Greta will be pooing in for the next two weeks to stop the apparent imminent extinction of mankind
      #PRdriven #EcoTerrorism

  19. Jon Scott permalink
    August 13, 2019 3:44 pm

    The rabid lefties. Seems ANYONE can be a Professor today as long as you are a raving Leftie! Ye Gods! Virtue signalling on an epic scale. Pathetic! I HOPE students stop enrolling for courses at this hot bed of marxist Sh1te and it dies as it deserves to!

  20. Jon Scott permalink
    August 13, 2019 3:49 pm

    The Left keeps redefining stupid on a daily basis. What is so clear is that they are making it up as they go along. What happens when their creative BS runs out? I begin to see who and how the left are the strange bedfellows of islam. They are both ideologies and both are at the same time totalitarian and mercilessly intollerant of anyone who does not toe the line.

  21. Paul H permalink
    August 13, 2019 3:50 pm

    Another ‘wommin’, they’re a class apart. If you want to wipe out a population and destroy a country, put ‘wimmin’ in charge. Oh, we already have done.

  22. August 13, 2019 3:54 pm

    Climate Hustler, Partner At ‘Beyond Meat’ Largest Investor,
    Al Gore Moves To Profit Big From Anti-Meat Drive

  23. Eddie P. permalink
    August 13, 2019 4:05 pm

    As a former student at Goldsmith’s, albeit when it was a teacher training college, I am horrified that the new Warden is dragging it’s reputation into the mud by making decisions on matters that she quite obviously knows nothing about. Former Wardens must be spinning in their graves.

  24. Joe Public permalink
    August 13, 2019 4:17 pm

    Their concern to attempt to limit the supposed effects of climate changing would be a tad more credible if someone switched off their three large gas-fired boilers that keep them cosy when the weather’s cold, and keeps their water warm if they want to wash or shower:

    • Athelstan. permalink
      August 13, 2019 5:02 pm

      Wow! the great unwashed – erm wash?

      Water warmed up by nasty, filthy fossil fuels, once showered the guilt rides in and will they feel all so unclean?

      and btw, please God save us all from hypocrites and sanctimonious kids, we beseech it!

  25. DevonCamel permalink
    August 13, 2019 4:57 pm

    It seems the students at Goldsmiths can forget thinking for themselves.

  26. Saighdear permalink
    August 13, 2019 5:42 pm

    huhmp … better ‘nae gonnae go there’ then eh? Can’t be much of a Uni then ….. If it was foo’ o’ clivver fowk, they ‘widnae gonnae dae a that’ silly nonsense.

  27. Chris Matchette-Downes permalink
    August 13, 2019 7:46 pm

    Is she also promoting cordless vacuum cleaners?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      August 14, 2019 1:50 pm

      Can you get them powered by a small 2-stroke motor?

      • yonason permalink
        August 14, 2019 3:56 pm


        Now THAT is genius. I can just see the ad for it, including the warning…

        “Stella, open the windows. Mum is vacuuming.”

        …which, if left unheeded would result in the HEADLINE…

        “Family of four found dead of CO asphyxiation in vacuuming accident.”

        Thanks for the chuckle, Gerry! //:o]

    • yonason permalink
      August 15, 2019 1:06 am

      What sort of “cordless cleaner” do you suppose someone like Ms. Corner might approve of?

      Minimizes the CO2 when she flies, as well.

  28. August 13, 2019 9:37 pm

    “Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Eating Lettuce Is More Than Three Times Worse in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Eating Bacon”

  29. Gamecock permalink
    August 13, 2019 10:33 pm

    “Goldsmiths bans meat under sweeping plan to tackle ‘climate emergency'”

    Goldsmiths hasn’t tackled anything. In fact, they are nobody. They are dwarfs. China built a new coal fired power plant this week. Goldsmiths changed their menu.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      August 14, 2019 10:25 am

      Brilliant obs, Gamecock! I’m pinching that stat for the next pillock who wants me to stop eating meat (whatever) to stop climate change. 🙂

  30. August 14, 2019 12:16 am

    I trust that Greenwich Uni zero carbon plan will start by ditching foreign students
    and their flight CO2
    Nope cos they are very profitable
    One of main biz of the UK University Mafia is selling the fake dream that a British university education is good.
    Bet their academics keep flying as well.

    I bet the chancellor has flown a lot.

  31. August 14, 2019 12:19 am

    Beef Free Greenwich
    Remember the 1980s ?
    Greenwich ‘nuclear free zone’ had nuclear reactor in Naval College labs


  32. Jon Scott permalink
    August 14, 2019 7:16 am

    Frances Corner wouldn’t just happen to be a vegitarian would she? Stuipd of me to think that she would impose her distorted view of the world on others. Like in the US our once august institutions have been taken over by the lunatics on the left who are just marxists by any other definition.

  33. Ian Cook permalink
    August 14, 2019 9:24 am

    Another big target for Team Boris; all of the morons who have slimed their way into these non-jobs where they get to pontificate and order other people about, based on zero knowledge. This weirdo, who does us the favour of warning us by also looking like a weirdo, and the people who employed her should be removed and never allowed any position of responsibility that is paid for by normal, free thinking taxpayers.

  34. yonason permalink
    August 14, 2019 3:42 pm

    Goldsmiths U.

    They claim to have… “…a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines, and subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing. “

    In other words, not a hotbed of scientific research.

    That may not be news to most here, but it was to me. Makes more sense now that someone having their PhD (?) in fashion would be the head of it.

  35. yonason permalink
    August 14, 2019 3:47 pm

    Her ancestors, if they are even British, must be turning in their graves…

  36. yonason permalink
    August 14, 2019 5:55 pm

    Good post over at NTZ on this, by Green Sand 14. August 2019 at 4:25 PM

    It’s a thoughtful look at their arrogant ignorance, and how their “solutions” to imaginary “problems” are antithetical to their stated goals, and are invariably harmful.

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