Philanthropic news

Alumni and friends of the College are investing in the future of Queens' in many ways.

  • Over 415 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. 
  • The Telephone Campaign raises over £350,000 annually for Queens'.
  • Over 1,300 alumni are now members of the 1448 Society, making regular gifts to the College.

Thank you to all those who donate to the College.

Below are listed some principle donations towards Fellowships, Student support (including Subject Funds) and the fabric.

Fellowships & Supervision System

The following Fellowships have been kindly supported by Queens' alumni or friends.

The John Eatwell Fellowship

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 will not be tied to a particular subject, allowing us to apportion teaching where it is most needed at any given time, and will be a fitting farewell to honour Lord Eatwell's 23 year Presidency of the College.

Sciences

Computer Science

The Hassabis Fellowship in Computer Science, endowed by Dr Demis Hassabis (1994 & Fellow Benefactor), is currently held by Dr Andrew Rice.

The DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning, endowed through a benefection from DeepMind AI, founded by Dr Demis Hassabis, is based at the Department of Computer Science & Technology, but with a Professorial Fellowship at Queens' and is currently held by Professor Neil Lawrence.

Natural Sciences - Physics

The John Baldwin Fellowship in Physics, endowed in 2015 from a legacy gift from Professor John Baldwin (1949)* is currently held by Professor Euegene Terentjev.

Natural Sciences - Biology

The Anthony L. Lyster Fellowship in Natural Sciences, endowed through a legecy gift from Anthony L. Lyster (1949)*, is held by Dr Jamie Blundell.

The Niccoli Fellowship in Natural Sciences currently held by Dr Edwige Moyroud.

Earth Sciences

The Ron Oxburgh Fellowship in Earth Sciences, endowed in 2019 in honour of the Right Honourable Professor Lord Ronald Oxburgh (President 1982-88 & Life Fellow), is currently held by Prof Marie Edmonds.

Medicine

The Pang Kam Ping Fellowship in Medical Science, donated by Marina, Jonathan, Linda & Joseph Pang (1969) in honour of their parents Mr & Mrs K.W. Pang, currently held by Dr Anna Paterson (2002).

Mathematics

The Anthony L. Lyster Fellowship in Mathematics currently held by Dr Claude Warnick.

The David N. Moore Fellowship, endowed in 2015 by Mr David N. Moore (1983) in Mathematics currently held by Dr Julia Gog.

Engineering

The Notley Fellowship in Engineering, endowed in 2017 by Mr Sean Notley (1982), is currently held by Dr Graham McShane (2000).

Arts

Law

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 QC.

The John Tiley Fellowship in Law was funded for four years from 2015 by many donors and was held by Dr Federica Paddeu.

Economics

The El-Erian Fellowship in Economics, endowed by Dr Mohamed El-Erian (1977) & Mrs Jamie El-Erian currently held by Dr Charles Brendon.

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; it is currently held by Dr Edoardo Gallo.

Modern & Medieval Languages

The Anthony L. Lyster Fellowship in Modern & Medieval Languages, endowed through a legacy gift from Mr Anthony L Lyster (1949)*, is currently held by Dr Martin Crowley.

Geography

The Chris Rokos Fellowship in Geography, endowed by Mr Chris Rokos (Fellow Benefactor), is currently held by Dr Graham Denyer Willis.

Theology

The Polkinghorne Fellowship in Theology, endowed in 2015 in honour of Revd Dr John Polkinghorne (former President), is currently held by Professor Richard Rex.

Architecture

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.

Sociology

The Anthony L. Lyster Fellowship in Sociology currently held by Dr Ella McPherson.

English

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.

Music

The Aliki Vatikioti Fellowship in Music, endowed 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

Subject Funds

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 - an endowed fund to support the academic activities of Medical 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 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).

Bursaries

The Redress Solutions LLM Bursary
The Sigmund Sternberg LLM Bursary
The Cleevely Studentships, to support students studying for the 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.

Travel awards

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 his family in his memory, to support first year students who travel and work abroad. Marcus read Maths and played several College sports).
The Usha S. Mehta Travel Award (donated by Sunil S Mehta (1966) and his family in honour of their mother Usha). Awards from the Fund are for any 1st or 2nd year undergraduate student of Queens’ College wishing to travel abroad for academic advancement.
The Ian Linington Travel Award, donated by Professor Peter & Mrs Janet Linington and Mr Malcolm Law (1962).

Prizes

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 her family in her memory to reward excellence in the subject. Alison (1982) 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

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.

Miscellaneous

The John Cuthbert Harvey Memorial Fund (funded from 2014 by Dr John Harvey (1964) to provide equipment for Medical 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, currently Isaac Barkway.

Student Support - Extracurricular

The Michael Williamson Instrumental Scholarship
The Farrant Fund for MagSoc
The Nelson Blues Fund
The Spencer Fund for Rugby
The Football Fund
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

Buildings

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.

The Round - completed in 2014 and funded by more than 90 alumni and friends of the College. It incorporates Clarissa's Gate, the sculpted screen facing Silver Street, funded by Mr & Mrs Rodney Ward (1963) in honour of their daughter.

* denotes a legacy gift