Recent Legacies that have benefited the University

Raymond Charlesworth

Since 2001, the University has received 93 Legacy gifts totalling over £6.3 million. These gifts are enabling the University to benefit future generations of students. We understand that a Legacy gift is often the most significant gift that a person can make. The University will do its upmost to ensure that donors' wishes are met. I hope you will enjoy reading how some recent legacies have transformed the lives of students at the University.

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Former Chemistry member of staff helps current students

The late Ray Charlesworth served as the Head Storekeeper in the Department of Chemistry for 28 years. Before his death he made provision for an extremely generous gift of £180,000 to provide a permanently endowed scholarship fund to help gifted Chemistry students who might otherwise struggle with the costs of University. The University also named a suite of rooms after Ray.

Medical alumnus aids a student library

David Ryan

David Ryan MB ChB, 1970 (1946-2009) was grateful for the education he received at the University and very kindly left a Legacy to the Health Sciences Library within the Medical School. The donation was put towards a flexible study space so that medical students can move furniture around and create a space that is relevant to the work they are talking part in. David was a specialist in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care and spent most of his working life at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

A helping hand for Archaeology

At the end of 2009, the University received a very generous Legacy gift from the late Mr Peter Glover (BA 1974), £114,935 has been donated to the Department of Archaeology to create a new Digital Osteology Laboratory named after Peter. The Legacy will also help to purchase a new minibus and fossil cast equipment. We are extremely grateful for Mr Glover’s foresight to allow this money to be used by his old department.

Outreach scheme is boosted with a generous legacy

SOAMS Students

The University received a generous legacy from the late Dr Anne Walker, to support students in the Medical School. Dr Walker received two degrees from the University and spent the majority of her working life as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Royal Hospital. Dr Walker’s legacy was made available to students on the Sheffield Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme (SOAMS). It was decided that best use of the funds would be to endow a prize for the student who performs best in their first year of studies and entered the University through SOAMS