Capital Project

Reading the Future - the next 500 years

Brasenose – and its beautiful Library - is blessed in its location, at the heart of Radcliffe Square, adjacent to the famous Bodleian Library’s and arguably Oxford’s most iconic building, the Radcliffe Camera and the Church of St Mary the Virgin.

The library was built in the seventeenth century to be used by 28 Fellows and house 2,300 books. Today, the original space is required to serve 60 Fellows, 550 students and over 60,000 books. Thanks to the generosity of a group of Old Members, £4 million was raised to fund an extension and refurbishment to the library. The transformation is now complete, but there is still opportunity to get involved by donating to name a chair, desk or book case.

By naming a chair, table or bookcase, you could seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to etch your name on a seat of learning that has existed for over 500 years.

To name a chair, please donate £1,509 or more.

To name a desk, please donate £5,000 or more.

To name a bookcase, please donate £25,000 or more.

By giving, £1,509 or more in one year, you will be invited to join the College’s donor recognition circle, The 1509 Society. Please note that there are limited numbers of each of these naming opportunities. You may give one off gifts or spread them (annually, quarterly or monthly) over a period of up to five years.

If you would like to support the library and archives fund but would not like to name a chair, you may give at any level by clicking here.

For more information contact Amanda Sharp at the Development Office on [email protected] or +44 (0)1865 287278