In 2021, Jesus College will celebrate its 450th anniversary as a college of Oxford University. In the centuries since its foundation by Queen Elizabeth I, Jesus College has grown from a small institution for the training of clergymen to a college of over 300 undergraduates, 190 graduate students, 68 Fellows and 20 college lecturers.

In 2012, the College embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise £45 million to ensure that the College’s teaching and research will be secured for future generations and that Jesus is well-placed to compete in the world of global education.

To date, the College has raised nearly £35 million from its alumni and friends towards projects that support this aim. In September 2018, the College will publically launch its efforts to raise the remaining £10 million by 2021. We are so grateful to all who have contributed so far, and hope others will be inspired to help the College reach its goal.

The 450th Campaign is overseen by a Campaign Board. The Campaign Board reports to the Principal and the Director of Development. Members are mostly Jesus alumni who share their advice and expertise during the campaign. We are grateful for their ongoing support and encourage other alumni who are interested in learning more about the campaign to be in contact with the Campaign Board Chair.

  • Campaign President: André Hoffmann
  • Campaign Board Chair: Stephen Walker (1968)
  • Fellowship: Professor Armand D’Angour
  • Board members:

William Bell (1955); Paul Bostock (1978); Tom Dimitroff (1986); Julian “Dougie” Douglas (1994); Douglas Hansen-Luke (1988); Angela Jackson (1980); Fred Means (1971); Ruth Saunders (1974); Benjamin Schmittzehe (1987); Claire Strickett (MA 2010); Brad Wilson (1967)