Alumni and friends of the College are investing in the future of Queens' in many ways.
- Over 440 alumni have informed us that they are remembering Queens' in their wills, as generations have before them. This pledge makes them automatic members of the Arthur Armitage Society.
- Over 1,300 alumni are now members of the 1448 Society, making regular gifts to the College.
We are immensely gratefuly to all those who choose to donate to the College.
Below are listed some principal donations towards Fellowships, student support (including Subject Funds) and the fabric of Queens'.
Fellowships & Supervision System
We are delighted to have endowed a full College Teaching Officer position through the generous donations of more than 200 alumni and supporters of Queens'. This Fellowship is not tied to a particular subject, allowing us to apportion teaching where it is most needed at any given time, and serves as a fitting farewell to honour Lord Eatwell's 23-year Presidency of the College. Its first award was to Medical Fellow, Dr Janet Maguire.
The DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning, endowed through a benefection from DeepMind AI, founded by Dr Demis Hassabis CBE, is based at the Department of Computer Science & Technology, but with a Professorial Fellowship at Queens'. It is currently held by Professor Neil Lawrence.
The Shvidler Fellowship in Natural Sciences, endowed by Mr Eugene Shvidler, is currently being assigned.
The Trevor Bradley Fellowship in Chemistry, endowed by Trevor Bradley (1989), is currently being assigned.
The Niccoli Fellowship in Natural Sciences is currently held by Dr Edwige Moyroud.
The Ron Oxburgh Fellowship in Earth Sciences, created in 2019 in honour of the Right Honourable Professor Lord Ronald Oxburgh (President 1982-88 & Life Fellow), is currently held by Professor Marie Edmonds.
The Pick Fellowship in Medical Science, endowed through a legacy gift from Dr Tim Pick (1946)*, is currently held by Dr Stephen Price.
The Notley Fellowship in Engineering, endowed in 2017 by Mr Sean Notley (1982), is currently held by Dr Graham McShane (2000).
The Derek Bowett Fellowship in Law, endowed in 2015 through a principal benefaction from Mr Ewen Macpherson (1961 & Hon Fellow), is currently held by Dr Federica Paddeu.
The Arthur Armitage Fellowship in Law, endowed in 2017 with a major donation from Mr Macpherson, is currently held by Professor Richard Fentiman KC.
The John Tiley Fellowship in Law was funded for four years from 2015 by many donors and was held by Dr Federica Paddeu.
The Richard Fentiman Fellowship in Law, endowed 2023 in honour of Professor Richard Fentiman KC's many years of teaching at Queens'.
The El-Erian Fellowship in Economics, endowed by Dr Mohamed El-Erian (1977) & Jamie El-Erian, is currently held by Dr Charles Brendon.
The El-Erian Fellowship in Behavioural Economics and Policy, established by Dr Mohamed El-Erian (1977), is currently held by Prof. Dr Lucia Reisch, Chair of the The El-Erian Institute for Human Behaviour and Economic Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School.
The Ajit Singh Fellowship in Economics was endowed in 2016 in honour of Dr Andy Cosh (1968 & Life Fellow) by more than fifty former students of Prof Singh and Dr Cosh.
Modern & Medieval Languages
The Chris Rokos Fellowship in Geography, endowed by Mr Chris Rokos (Fellow Benefactor), is currently held by Dr Graham Denyer Willis.
The Polkinghorne Fellowship in Theology, endowed in 2015 in honour of Revd Dr John Polkinghorne (former President)*, is currently held by Professor Richard Rex.
The Seear Fellowship in Architecture & Art History, endowed in 2016 through a legacy gift from Mrs Thelma Seear*, is currently held by Dr James Campbell.
The Bruce Cleave Fellowship in English & Drama, named in honour of Mr Bruce Cleave* (1953) following a significant legacy gift to the College, is currently held by Dr Andrew Zurcher.
The Aliki Vatikioti Fellowship in Music, supported in 2018 through a donation from The Friends of Aliki Vatikioti for Music & the Arts, through Stephen Farrant (1956), is currently held by Dr Peter McMurray.
Student Support - Academic
The Smith Fund in Modern & Medieval Languages - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of MML students at Queens' - a gift from the estate of the late Mr Robert Smith (1955).
The Barry Scott Fund in Medicine/Veterinary Medicine - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Medical and Veterinary students at Queens' - in honour of the late Mr Barry Scott (1966).
The Macpherson Fund in Law - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Law students at Queens' - in honour of the late Mr Ewen Macpherson (1961, Hon Fellow).
The Patterson Fund in English - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of English students at Queens' - in honour of Dr Ian Patterson (English Fellow 1998-2018).
The Milgate Fund in Economics- an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Economics students at Queens' - in honour of Dr Murray Milgate (Ecnomics Fellow 1997-2017).
The Seear Fund in Architecture - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Architecture and History of Art students at Queens' - a gift from the estate of the late Mrs Thelma Seear.
The James Diggle Fund in Classics - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Classics students at Queens' - in honour of Professor James Diggle (Life Fellow).
The Haszeldine Fund in Chemistry - an endowed fund to help Queens' Chemistry students. Donated principally from the estate of Professor Bob Haszeldine (Hon Fellow).
The Paul Barber Fund in Mathematics - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Queens' Mathematics students. Donated principally by Mr Paul Barber (1971).
The Geography Fund - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Queen's Geography students. Donated principally by Mr Philip Cox (1970).
The Streetly Fund in Natural Sciences - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Natural Science students - in honour of John Streetly (1949).
The Henry St. John Hart Fund in Theology & Religious Studies - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Theology students at Queens' - in honour of The Revd. Henry St. John Hart (Life Fellow 1979-2005).
The Nourhan Nassar Fund in AMES - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies students - in honour of Nourhan Nassar (2019).
The Darlington Fund in Earth Sciences - established in perpetuity to support future generations of Earth Scientists with provisions in academic-related activities, named in honour of its principal supporter, Mr Hugo Darlington.
The Robin Walker Fund in Computer Science - an endowed fund to support Computer Science students in their academic endeavours, named in honour of Dr Robin Walker (1966) who has been an Official Fellow of Queens' since 1975.
The James Russell Fund in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of PBS students, named for Professor James Russell (Fellow Emeritus) who retired in 2015 after almost three decades in the Department of Psychology.
The Joan Whitehead Fund in Education - established in perpetuity to support future generations of Educationalists with provisions in academic-related activities, named in honour of Dr Joan Whitehead, the first course director of the Education Tripos in the faculty and former Director of Studies at Queens'.
The Lisa Hall Postgraduate Scholarship - to support a PhD candidate studying STEM and provide fees and living costs, named in recognition of Professor Lisa Hall.
The Alexander Crummell Postgraduate Scholarships - to support MPhil and PhD students in science-based subjects, from "access backgrounds".
The Amma Kyei-Mensah Scholarships - to support postgraduate students studying Medicine-related courses.
The Redress Solutions LLM Bursary
The Sigmund Sternberg LLM Bursary
The Cleevely Studentships - to support students studying for an MPhil in Public Policy at Queens'. Given by Dr David Cleevely (Fellow Commoner) and his wife, Rosalind Cleevely.
The Henry Bullock Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Classics - to support a Queens’ Classics MPhil student. Donated anonymously in 2020 by the parent of a former Queens’ Classics student.
The Munro-Greaves Bursary - funded in 2012 by Ms Joanna Munro (1981) and Mr Richard Greaves, to support graduates studying Pure Mathematics.
The Stephen G. Thomas Memorial Fund - donated by Mrs Catherine Thomas (Fellow Benefactor), in memory of her husband (1971), to support graduate students in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics.
The Tony Nethersell Bursary - endowed in 2013 by Mrs Jan Nethersell in memory of her husband (1965) to support students in financial need reading Music, Medicine or Natural Sciences.
The Grahame John Dickins Award - to support Queens' graduate students linked to the Cavendish Laboratory. Donated from the estate of Dr G. J. Dickens (1940).
The Pomfret-Pearson Fund in Geography - to provide an annual Geography bursary to help with expenses incurred by any aspect of dissertation work.
The Kareen Thorne Postgraduate Scholarship - to provide annual funding for a postgraduate student in financial need, in any subject and from any part of the world, generously raised by an anonymous donor.
The Queens'-Daim Zainuddin Scholarships - to provide top-up scholarships for non-UK postgraduates to study at Queens' across a range of subjects, with first preference for students from Malaysia.
The Yen Ming Deh Scholarship - to provide a scholarship for a postgraduate studying any course offered by the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, kindly given by the Yen Ming Deh Charitable Foundation.
The Dr Liu Chak Wan Scholarships - a new partnership to support postgraduate students from the Macau Institute of Science and Technology.
The Dr J. A. C. K. Pang Medical Elective Fund, donated by Dr Joseph Pang (1967).
The Dikran Knadjian Scholarship for a medical student to pursue an elective in Armenia. In honour of Dikran Knadjian (1970), funded by his siblings.
The Marcus Ivan Hughes-Hallett Travel Award, endowed in 2013 by Marcus' family in his memory, to support first year students who travel and work abroad. Marcus read Maths and played several College sports.
The Ian Linington Travel Award, donated by Professor Peter & Mrs Janet Linington and Mr Malcolm Law (1962).
The Taylor Travel Bursary, donated by Mr Nigel Taylor (1979) to support MML students with the year abroad undertaken as part of the MML Tripos and to support vacation travel to countries relevant to students’ studies, especially European countries.
The Dr Lewis Owens Postgraduate Travel Bursary, donated by Dr Lewis Owens (1996) to support postgraduate students to attend conferences.
The Murali Travel Award, donated by Mr Ram Murali (2004) for extracurricular travel abroad to assist in the growth of a student’s personality, maturity and understanding of the world through experiencing a new country.
The Taylor Prize in MML & History - an endowed prize to be awarded on academic merit, kindly given by Mr Nigel Taylor (1979).
The Grant Prize in Biochemistry - an endowed prize for the top performance or distinction in the undergraduate Natural Sciences Tripos (Biological).
The Alison Roper Prize in Natural Sciences - endowed in 2013 by the family of Alison Roper (1982) in her memory to reward excellence in the subject. Alison read Natural Sciences and rowed at Queens'.
The Brian Callingham Prize in Pre-Clinical Medicine & Veterinary Medicine - an endowed prize, kindly given by Dr Chi Wong (1967) in appreciation.
The Read Prize - an endowed postgraduate prize, kindly given by Dr Eliot Read (2002).
The James Diggle Prize in Classics – for outstanding achievement in Classics. Donated by Brian Buckley to honour Professor James Diggle and his 50+ years of service to the College as Praelector and Director of Studies in Classics.
The Robert Barnes Prize in Chemical Engineering - an endowed annual subject prize for Queens' postgraduates, donated by Dr Robert Barnes (1989).
The M. J. Milgate Prize in Economics - an endowed annual student prize for second year undergraduates. Dr Murray Milgate is a Life Fellow of the College.
The Susan Hamilton Thomas Prize in Economics - an endowed annual prize for MPhil students. Susan Thomas-Dibden (1980) was the first female Economics postgraduate at Queens'.
The R. A. Ingram Prize in Economics - an endowed prize for first year undergraduates. The Revd R. A. Ingram was the first Fellow in Economics at the College.
The Colin Butler Prize in Natural Sciences (Zoology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) - endowed by Ian Mackley (1977) in the name of Dr Colin Butler (1934), who was a leading entomologist.
The Silvia Breu Prize, recognising exceptional teaching of Computer Science at Queens' - endowed in 2019 in memory of the late Dr Silvia Breu (1976-2018), who was a Queens' Teaching Associate. The inaugural prize was awarded to Mr Michael Dodson, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Queens'.
The Abyngdon Prize for Music Composition - established through the generosity of The Estelle Trust and Mr Nigel Farrow (1958) to reward a prize for the best musical composition.
The Hickox Prize for Musical Leadership - established in memory of the late conductor and Queens' organ scholar Richard Hickox CBE (1967) by Mr Henry Lesser (1965) to reward musical leadership.
The John Cuthbert Harvey Memorial Fund - funded from 2014 by Dr John Harvey (1964) to provide equipment for Medical students.
Student Support - Welfare
The Covid-19 Emergency Student Support Fund, to assist students during the pandemic.
The Mairi Hurrell Fund, in honour of Mairi Hurrell's election to an Honorary Fellowship, to assist students requiring mental and physical health treatment. This fund remains open for donations.
The Alan & Christina MacDonald Awards provide funding for non-UK/EU graduate students.
Access & Outreach
£375,000 donation in 2015 from two anonymous donors (1987) for general access & outreach projects, including targeted work in Bradford, Kent and Havering, our link areas, and funding for a Widening Participation Assisstant.
Student Support - Extracurricular
The Michael Williamson Instrumental Scholarship
The Farrant Fund for MagSoc
The Nelson Blues Fund
The Chopper Gall Fund for Rugby
The Farnfield Fund for Football
The George Band Sports Bursary
The Alex Stout Sports Bursary
The Richard Hargreaves Sports Bursary
The Mike Turner Sports Bursary
The Eleanor Duck Sports Bursary
The Grace Prendergast Sports Bursary
The Zoe Sciver Sports Bursary
The Bradley Sports Bursary
Stephen Farrant (1956) kindly gave £75,000 from The Friends of Aliki Vatikioti for the Music & the Arts towards disabled access rooms in College.
The Stephen G. Thomas Teaching & Learning Centre - kindly donated by Stephen's widow, thus fulfilling Stephen's dream of adding a fourth floor to the Cripps Building. It now provides supervision space, offices for Fellows, meetings rooms, and accommodation for students.
Cripps Court - thanks to the benefaction of the Cripps Foundation, led by Sir Humphrey Cripps (Ex-Fellow) and former President Sir Arthur Armitage, Cripps Court was constructed as the largest building project at Queens'.
The Round - completed in 2014 and funded by more than 90 alumni and friends of the College.
Clarissa's Gate - the ceremonial screen was generously funded by Rodney (1963) and Donna Ward as a tribute to their daughter; and by Nigel Grimshaw (1971) in recognition of those who helped remodel The Round and entrance to Queens'.
The YNOT Programme in Finance, the Economy & Data, established by the YNOT Innovation Trust to conduct interdisciplinary research across Cambridge to evolve a broad understanding of governments, industry and the public, of global economic systems using data science.
* denotes a legacy gift