Gift to University of Birmingham


    Sir Fitzroy and Lady Anstruther Gough Calthorpe have again shown their practical interest in the University of Birmingham by presenting seven acres of land opposite the northern end of the University Avenue, a position which makes it particularly valuable as a site for the vice-chancellor's house and other amenities which have long been felt to be desirable. It may be recalled that the University stands on land given by the Calthorpe family in 1900, and since then the family has presented sixty-one acres. When the lay-out of the proposed new buildings was being considered recently, it became evident that the existing land, extensive though it be, is not altogether adequate to meet all demands likely to be made upon it. The new gift is therefore specially welcome.

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    Gift to University of Birmingham. Nature 157, 437 (1946) doi:10.1038/157437a0

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