We were delighted to welcome over 130 alumni and supporters of the College at an event to mark the in-person launch of the College’s Development Campaign, Think Forward last Tuesday, 9 November. Hosted by the Master and the Churchill College Development Board, the event took place at the Churchill War Rooms in central London.

Our campaign focuses on the College and its people and supporting future students, researchers and the sustainability of all the College’s operations by increasing our endowment.

The aim of the campaign is to raise £6 million every year for these causes. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Development Board, Michael Cowan (U70) said:

Our founder never saw the College built and opened but he did plant two trees on the site in October 1959. He noted that “with neither a massive population, nor the raw materials nor adequate agricultural land, then we must depend for survival on our brains and skilled minds”.

His stated aim was “to grow to shelter and nurture generations” and to “add to the strength and happiness of our people”. Finally, and after the destruction of two World Wars he asked for the “peaceful progress of the World”.