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Lord Nuffield's New Gifts to Oxford

Nature volume 140, pages 697698 (23 October 1937) | Download Citation



AN Oxford that had made up its mind not to be surprised by Lord Nuffield's almost daily giving to hospitals and other institutions was agreeably staggered last week to learn that the University had been offered by him approximately £1,300,000 for three important purposes. The first of these is the erection and endowment of wards in connexion with the Radcliffe Infirmary and the other hospitals associated with the School of Medicine, particularly the wards for the special use of the new Nuffield professors. The sum promised for this is £200,000, so that Lord Nuffield's endowment of the medical school within the past twelve months amounts to the munificent sum of £2,200,000. The second is the erection of the new laboratory of physical chemistry on a site between the Organic Chemistry Laboratory and the Department of Pathology in South Parks Road. For this a sum up to £100,000 is promised. The third and, to the general public, the most interesting, is the founding and endowment of a new college for post-graduate work in social studies, to be erected near Worcester College on the canal wharf that lies below St. Peter's Hall. For this, Lord Nuffield has given the valuable site itself, and a sum of about £900,000, about £250,000 of which will be required for the buildings.

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