Lord Nuffield’s great generosity to Oxford colleges | University of Oxford

Lord Nuffield’s great generosity to Oxford colleges

Speaker
Liz Woolley, Local Historian
Event date
Event time
16:00 - 17:00
Venue
Chapel, St Peter's College
New Inn Hall Street
OX1 2DL
Venue details

The Chapel

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

St Peter's College welcomes you to a talk about Lord Nuffield, a leading figure in St Peter's early history.

William Morris, Lord Nuffield, probably did more than any other individual to transform Oxford in the twentieth century, physically, economically and socially. His success as an industrialist allowed him to become one of Britain’s most generous benefactors; he gave away the equivalent of £1.5 billion in today’s money, to causes including health, education and academic research. This talk looks specifically at Lord Nuffield’s vital support to various Oxford colleges, including the saving of St Peter’s from closure, and the founding of the college which bears his name, Nuffield College. It also explores his complex and sometimes difficult relationship with the university.

St Peter's College Chapel
Free to attend
All welcome