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Named Areas of College
The Bamborough Building - 1986
Mr John Bamborough was Principal of Linacre College 1962 - 1988.
Ursula Hicks House - 1991
Lady Ursula Hicks was a Fellow of the College; she and her husband, Sir John Hicks, generously left their house to Linacre.
The Edward & Asbjorg Abraham Building - 1995
Sir Edward & Lady Abraham were Friends of Linacre College; the E P A Abraham Cephalosporin Fund was a leading donor for the Building.
The Rhodes Building - 2001
Enabled by the Rhodes Trust.
Peter Holloway House - 2002
Mr Peter Holloway was Domestic Bursar of Linacre College 1962 – 1989; Dr Keith & Mrs Marjorie Lloyd generously enabled the purchase of this house, and named it for Peter.
O C Tanner Building - 2006
Named in 2006 (though built in 1886) to thank the O C Tanner Company, and the Rt Rev'd Carolyn Tanner Irish, for their enormous generosity to the College.
Griffiths Building - 2008
Mr Rodney Griffiths, leading donor for the Building, is an Old Member (1971) and an Honorary Fellow of Linacre College.
Neil Fraser-Bell House - 2013
Dr Graeme Fraser-Bell, Neil's son, is an Old Member (1985) and the leading donor for Neil Fraser-Bell House.
Tanner House - 2013
Given to Linacre by The Rt Rev'd Carolyn Tanner Irish, Old Member (1964) & Honorary Fellow.
- Carolyn Tanner Irish House - 2016. The Rt. Rev Carolyn Tanner Irish was the generous lead donor for this student accommodation.
The Rom Harré Garden - 2010
One major donor, and several others, made possible the naming of this new area of garden for a former Vice-Principal and Emeritus Fellow.
Garden Furniture - 2010 & 2011
Details of kind donors who gave furniture can be found in a document available to borrow from Reception.
Public Rooms (OC Tanner Building)
The Tanner Room
Professor Obert C. Tanner was an Honorary Fellow of Linacre College.
The Nadel Room
Dr Benjamin Nadel, Old Member (1962), was a lawyer in the US.
The Carolyn Tanner Irish Room
The Rt Rev'd Carolyn Tanner Irish is an Old Member (1964) and Honorary Fellow of Linacre College. She is also the daughter of Professor Obert Tanner.
Student Rooms (Abraham Building)
The Japan Rooms (in the Abraham Building)
Named for the Japanese Linacre Society, which in 1995 made a handsome donation for the Abraham Building.
Student Rooms (Griffiths Building)
The E P Abraham Floor
A grant from the E P Abraham Cephalosporin Trust supported the construction of the building.
The Wolfson Rooms
A Wolfson Foundation grant supported the construction of the building.
The Bryan Cartledge and Freda Newcombe Room
Linacre Principal, 1988 - 1996, and his late wife, who was a College Fellow.
The Bob Hiorns Room
Dr Robert W Hiorns was a former Vice-Principal of the College, Fellow & University Lecturer in Statistics.
The Tom Halsall Room
Dr Thomas Halsall was an Emeritus Fellow, and formerly Finance Bursar.
Student Rooms (Peter Holloway House)
The Wolfson Room
A Wolfson Foundation grant made in 2002 enabled some renovation work on this house.
Student Flats / Rooms (Carolyn Tanner Irish House)
Dr Leslie Goulding Flat
Dr Leslie Goulding (1974), Old Member, generously left a substantial bequest to the College. Leslie was a clinical scientist in the UK who developed modern heart-monitoring systems, and who in recent years lived near to Oxford.
Professor Justin Leiber Flat
Professor Justin Leiber (1970), Old Member, generously left a substantial bequest to the College. Justin was a philosopher and an academic, who was based in the USA, most recently in Florida.
Gayatri Schilberg Room
Gayatri Schilberg (1971), Old Member, generously left a very kind bequest to the College. Gayatri was an economist and a musician, based in the USA, latterly in California.
The Jaki Leverson Quad
Named in memory of Jaki Leverson, a Linacre Old Member (1969), thanks to a generous legacy gift from her estate.
The Tanner Fountain
Named for Professor Obert Tanner, Honorary Fellow of Linacre.
The William Waldren Window
Dr Waldren was an Old Member (1975); the window was named thanks to a gift from his estate.
Computer Workstations in College Library
Professor Morton Weber, Professor Weber was an Old Member (1970). The gift was made by his wife, Judge Phyllis Weber, in 2000.
Hitachi Chemical Europe, Friends of Linacre.
Leila Lenihan-Dawood, Daughter of two Old Members. Gift made in 2002.
- Rahmah Alghamdi and Eiddah Alghamdi, Parents of Old Member Dr Deena Alghamdi (2012); Deena gave the plaque to thank her parents.
Dining Hall Chairs
All of our Dining Hall chairs have been named for College members, or for Friends. Additionally, all the chairs in our Small Dining Room, and in the Small Reading Room in the Library, have also been named.