University of Oxford smashes fundraising target
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford has announced an extended fundraising goal of £3bn.
Professor Andrew Hamilton’s announcement follows the Oxford Thinking Campaign successfully surpassing its initial target of £1.25bn last March. The Vice-Chancellor was speaking at his annual Oration delivered in Convocation House.
While he recognised that the sum raised was “remarkable milestone”, Professor Hamilton argued that it was “a milestone nevertheless on a continuing road.”
But the Vice-Chancellor was confident that the new target could be reached, saying: “I am sure we can do it, and frankly we have to do it, because it represents the essential down payment on the future aspirations and achievements of our University.”