St Peter's College and Lord Nuffield

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St Peter's College

New Inn Hall Street

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Lord Nuffield’s Great Generosity to Oxford Colleges

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

This talk will be held by local historian, Liz Woolley, an expert in Oxford and Oxfordshire history with a special focus on the 'town' side of 'town & gown'. Liz has lived in Oxford since 1984 and her latest work, Changing Oxford: Fifty years of Oxford Civic Society 1969 - 2019, can be read freely online here.

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.

Tea and refreshments will be served from 3.45pm onwards, with the talk beginning at 4pm.

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