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Lincoln College

The Murray Society

Since its foundation in 1427, Lincoln has relied greatly on legacies from Fellows, alumni and friends to maintain and further its aspirations for excellence in all fields. Virutally every major building, scholarship and facility in the College owes something to a legacy benefaction. To this day, alumni and well-wishers are enumerated in the list of benefactors read out in Chapel by the Rector on Chapter Days.

Those who make provisions in their will for Lincoln, or give through another deferred giving vehicle, deserve recognition and thanks. Named after a much-loved Rector and educational reformer, Keith Murray, the Murray Society is open to anyone who has made this type of commitment and allows the College to express its very real gratitude through events and other benefits including:

  • An annual issue of The Grove newsletter
  • Invitations to social events in Oxford and elsewhere, including two annual Murray Society Days
  • Access to informal legal and practical advice
  • A Murray Society tie and/or lady's scarf for you and your spouse/partner


For further information on how to pledge a bequest or make a legacy, please contact the Development Office.