Hilda Besse Building Refurbishment Campaign

Hilda Besse Building Refurbishment Campaign

The Hilda Besse refurbishment and College re-landscaping projects have both been completed, despite the pandemic, on time and within budget (see the Warden’s Trinity 2021 letter). Everyone at St Antony’s is grateful that we have secured more than £9 million, having received 800 gifts (of all sizes) from friends and alumni of all generations. 

The placing of donor boards and plaques will mark the end of the Campaign and we aim to have this in place by early spring. In the meantime, for those who are not able to visit Oxford, please follow this link to photographs of the new Fellows’ Dining Room, Kitchen, Staircase, Bar and Buttery, the Hall and its ceiling, and the servery, to see how the Hilda Besse has been restored to its original glory.  It should be noted that it is not possible to showcase 90% of the renovation works as these are actually not visible, such as the roof, wiring, draining and plumbing, (fire-) safety measures, and concrete upgrades.

It is still possible to make a gift towards the Hilda Besse renovation campaign. See here all the information on how to do so (including tax-efficient options). Below there is a list of the remaining naming opportunities.  

If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Development Team at alumni.office@sant.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 274496.

PDF icon Our fundraising leaflet provides a summary of the project. 

Naming opportunities

Downstairs   1st and 2nd floor   Other  
Buttery 500,000 New FDR 500,000 Main quad 1,000,000
Foyer 250,000  Servery 100,000 Student room 20,000
Entrance 100,000 Kitchen 100,000 Table in Hall 5,000
        Chair in Hall 1,000
        Donor Board 250