Azara Blog: New Hall is given £30m and renames itself

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Date published: 2008/06/18

The BBC says:

A college at Cambridge University has been renamed after a former student who donated £30m.

New Hall will become Murray Edwards College after donors Ros and Steve Edwards and founder Dame Rosemary Murray.

New Hall has been looking for a suitably large donation since it was founded in 1954, in order to have a proper name, and it appears that £30m is the going price. New Hall is one of only two remaining single-sex colleges in Cambridge (the other, Newnham, is also all-female) and does not have a great academic reputation, so this money ought to come in handy to improve standards.

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