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Nuffield College, Oxford


ON April 21 the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Halifax, laid the foundation stone of Nuffield College. On present plans it is likely that the Fellows will move into the first section of the building towards the end of 1950. The section under construction is but a small part of the whole, and it is likely to be a very long time before the full scheme is anything like nearing completion. Nevertheless, a most heartening beginning has been made. The site, which is opposite to the Castle half-way between Carfax and the railway station, was chosen by Lord Nuffield because he wished to see that side of the city improved. The building is in traditional Oxford style with exterior of Clipsham stone, and the architects are Harrison, Barnes and Hubbard.

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Chester, D. Nuffield College, Oxford. Nature 163, 862–863 (1949).

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