Support St Catharine's

A history of generosity

The College was founded as a place of learning in 1473, thanks to the vision and generosity of Robert Woodlark, and has grown since then to become a leading educational provider because of the generosity of you, our Alumni and friends. St Catharine's is a thriving community where students with the potential to do great things are taught by experienced academics. 

To maintain this vision of excellence, the College launched a major fundraising initiative in 2009 to raise £30 million. Our Members and friends responded, with unprecedented levels of support coming from across the globe and representing many generations of the extended St Catharine’s community. This enabled us to do a great deal for our students, including: construction of the McGrath Centre; endowment of five College Teaching Officer posts; refurbishment of the College Boathouse; and funding of a new student counselling scheme.

The College recently completed a second campaign the Our College, Our Future campaign which raised nearly £60 million. This campaign funded the renovation of our Central Spaces and the St Chad's site as well as providing an incredible investment in our student support provision including health and wellbeing and postgraduate scholarships.

There is still much work to do to ensure the College is equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and you can find out more about this below. If you have any questions please contact

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Alumni & Development Office
+44 (0)1223 338337
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