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The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton,

Julian Robertson’s name engraved on Clarendon Arch

On 8 December 2014, the visionary philanthropist joined a list of benefactors recognised by the University of Oxford for their generosity. The Robertson Foundation, which has supported the University since 2012, has recently committed to give £10 million to Oxford’s Big Data Institute.

Among the list you will find names that are inseparable from Oxford’s 900-year history, such as John Radcliffe and Sir Thomas Bodley, but also the names of people and organisations that have supported the institution within the last decade, such as Dame Stephanie Shirley and the Wolfson Foundation.

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The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and his wife, Jennie, will be hosting receptions for Oxford Alumni & Friends throughout North America in 2015.

Tuesday 14 April: Dallas, TX
Wednesday 15 April: Houston, TX
Friday 17 April: Ottawa, ON
Saturday 18 April: Toronto, ON
Sunday 19 April: Chicago, IL

More details will be available soon.

Photo credit: John Calabrese