On Thursday 5 December, the College was delighted to recognise the generosity of our alumnus Mohamed Amersi (EMBA, 2014), and the Amersi Foundation. Mohamed and the Foundation funded the marvellous refurbishment and extension of the room formerly called Lecture Room XI, now renamed as the Amersi Foundation Lecture Room.
The room was officially opened in the presence of Mohamed’s family and friends. St Hugh’s alumna and former Prime Minister Theresa May gave a fantastic speech recognising Mohamed’s wide-ranging philanthropy and, in particular, the work that Mohamed and Mrs May have done in combating modern slavery.
In his speech, the Principal referenced Mohamed’s commitment to ‘The Three E’s’ – education, engagement and empowerment. We are delighted that the funding of the Amersi Foundation Lecture Theatre fulfils these ideals – educating our students, engaging research into some of the world’s pressing questions and empowering the Brasenose community to answer them.
Thank you to Mohamed and the Foundation for their visionary support.
Picture: Mohamed Amersi (EMBA, 2014) and The Rt Hon Mrs Theresa May (photographed by Ian Wallman)