Donation honours Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday 18 January 2006

In honour of Benjamin Franklin, one of St Andrews’ most eminent honorary graduands, the University is pleased to announce that a gift of £30,000 has been donated towards the new Arts building.

The gift has been made, by an anonymous donor, to coincide with the tercentenary (300th anniversary) of Franklin’s birth (Tuesday 17 January 2006). In recognition of the generous donation, the University will name a seminar room in the new building, The Benjamin Franklin Room.

The building will house the University’s world-renowned School of International Relations, in the east wing, above a 90-seater lecture theatre. The west wing will provide nine new seminar rooms, each of which will be able to accommodate up to 45 students, and 20 research rooms for use by postgraduate students in the Arts.

The University is actively fundraising for donations towards the prestigious new building, scheduled for completion later this year. All enquiries should be directed to Sarah Frankland, Director of Fundraising and Alumni Relations, on telephone 01334 462166.


Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews. For more information, contact Claire Grainger – 01334 462530/07730 415015.

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