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Notice of benefactions

27 January 2003

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has accepted with gratitude the following benefactions:

(i) under the terms of the will of the late Mrs Marie Vergottis, a benefaction of US$2,000,000 to establish a fund, to be entitled the George and Marie Vergottis Fund, to support students of Greek nationality in the University;
(ii) under the terms of the will of the late Professor Ronald William Girdler, formerly of Corpus Christi College, a benefaction of £300,000 to establish a fund to support research students in Geophysics;
(iii) from the Chuan Lyu Foundation of California, to support Taiwanese Studies: a further $100,000 for the Chuan Lyu Fellowship and Senior Visiting Scholarship Fund; and $40,000 for the purchase by the University Library of the Taiwan Gazetteer series. These generous donations represent a continuation of the support which the Chuan Lyu Foundation of California has provided over the last few years.

The Council are submitting Graces (Grace 1 and 2, p. 527) for the approval of regulations to govern the George and Marie Vergottis Fund and the Girdler Fund.


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Cambridge University Reporter, Wednesday 29 January 2003
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