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Examples of Past Legacies

The College has in recent years received a relatively low level of legacy income.  In 2009/10, we received just over £12,000.  The College welcomes legacies of all sizes and a gift in your Will does not need to be large to have an impact. Here are some examples of legacies received by the College over the centuries and what they have helped the College to achieve.

In 2010, Eric Forbes, who read Chemistry in 1941, left a gift of £5,000 to the College in his Will.  It was added to the College’s Development Fund which supports access bursaries, scholarships, research grants and other College priorities.

Walter Bowen, in 2008, left a legacy of £10,000 which the College put towards the Ship Street Centre.  Mr Bowen’s name was included to the donor board in the Ship Street Centre.

Alan McLaren, who read Law from 1951, left £200,000 to the College in 2000, which now funds access and hardship bursaries.

Myrtle Zeitlyn, whose father read Law from 1901, left £2 million to the College in the 1990s which enabled the College to endow three Tutorial Fellowships in History, French and Medicine. 

P W Dodd, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, gave a legacy to the College in 1931 to provide grants for undergraduates to travel abroad for non-academic purposes. 

Edmund Meyricke left property in Denbighshire and Merionethshire in 1713 which still funds six scholarships and six exhibitions every year.