5 january 2012

Twelve Days of Giving 2011: Day 12

Earth Sciences building

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a new Earth Sciences building!

A major capital project was completed in 2011, with the official opening of the new Earth Sciences buildin.

The new building, which hosts around 300 students, researchers and staff, was opened by Lord Rees of Ludlow at a ceremony in May.

The cost of the building was almost covered by generous gifts from alumnus Gareth Roberts, who studied geology at the Department of Earth Sciences, and the Wolfson Foundation, alongside University funds. Funding for the building was one of the priorities of the ongoing Oxford Thinking Campaign.