Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

There are many ways to make your mark at Lincoln. All gifts, regardless of size, are important and make a great impact. To show our appreciation of your support, all donors to the Campaign will receive a special lapel pin. Campaign pins can be worn with pride, particularly during UK Donor Pin Week each September. In addition, we have a variety of other ways of showing our gratitude for the generosity of alumni and friends at all levels.


The Mitre is currently undergoing a major renovation. The Mitre rooms were badly in need of updating, and in the summer of 2018 the College began a major redevelopment of the site. The project is incredibly costly as the buildings are listed as Grade II* or Grade II. The College was able to take advantage of low interest rates and secured a £10 Million loan to undertake the renovations and work began in 2018. There will be no increase in rental income from students following completion of the project so our ability to use debt financing is limited. The total cost of the work will be roughly £16 Million so we are hoping to raise funds through room naming opportunities to help bridge the gap.

Rooms may be named for yourself, your family or in honour/memory of someone. The first commitments received will earn the first naming rights. Please click here to see the current opportunities. Please contact the Development Office ( or 01865 616843) if you would like to support a space.


 Alumni and friends are able to make their mark on hand crafted chairs which furnish the upper floors of the renovated Berrow Foundation Building and new Garden Building. The chairs have been constructed from solid European oak, upholstered in leather, and are designed to last for many decades. For a donation of £500 (plus gift aid, where applicable), or installments of £13.90 per month for 36 months, the name of your choice will be inscribed on a brass disc displayed on the back panel for the lifetime of the chair. Naming a chair presents a unique opportunity to commemorate your time at Lincoln, or to honour the memory of a loved one.

The Rotherham Circle
 was established to thank all those who make leadership gifts to the Annual Appeal (gifts of at least £1,333 a year for a minimum of three consecutive years), acknowledging the importance of regular giving and the impact it can have on life at Lincoln.

Named after Bishop Thomas Rotherham of Lincoln, the Rotherham Circle was established to distinguish alumni who make significant contributions to the College. In recognition of their support, members are invited with their guest to an annual Luncheon in College. At these events, members of the Circle are updated on College news and current projects, and treated to an intellectually stimulating talk by one of our Fellows, which is always very well received. Dr Lucy Wooding, Langford Fellow and Tutor in History, presented to the Circle last year on the power of the image in Tudor England.


 The importance of support for students and the tutorial system is recognised through our Fellowship Clubs in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (CAAH), History, Law, Maths, Science and PPE. These Clubs provide donors with an annual opportunity to meet fellow members of the Club, current Fellows and students and to hear more about developments in these subjects. Members will also receive an annual newsletter of activities of Fellows and students, and invitations to public lectures and other special events. Membership starts at £10,000 and can be spread over three years.


 Fellowship Clubs 


 Scholarships, bursaries and teaching posts can all be named (according to a donor’s wishes) when capital gifts are made to endow them in perpetuity or to fund them fully for a minimum period of three years. There are also opportunities to name rooms in the New Garden Building, and the upgraded Lincoln House, Staircase 15, and Turl Yard. Alumni and friends who have endowed a scholarship or bursary will be invited to an annual Bursarians Dinner where they will have an opportunity to meet current award holders.



 The Murray Society is delighted to welcome any alumni or friends of the College wishing to leave a gift to Lincoln in their Will.

Since its foundation in 1427, Lincoln has relied greatly on legacies from Fellows, alumni and friends to maintain and further its aspirations for excellence in all fields. Virtually every major building, scholarship and facility in the College owes something to a legacy benefaction. To this day, alumni and well-wishers are enumerated in the list of benefactors read out in Chapel by the Rector on Chapter Days.

Those who make provisions in their Will for Lincoln, or give through another deferred giving vehicle, are invited to join the Murray Society. Named after a much-loved Rector and educational reformer, Keith Murray, the Murray Society is open to anyone who has made this type of commitment and allows the College to express its very real gratitude through events and other benefits including:

  • Two issues of The Grove newsletter per annum
  • Invitations to social events in Oxford and elsewhere, including two annual Murray Society Days, at Lincoln and in London
  • A Murray Society tie and/or lady's scarf for you and your spouse/partner

Please contact the Development Office if you would like more information on how you can make your mark at Lincoln through the Campaign. 


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