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Legacy giving

Make a lasting difference by leaving a gift to the University in your Will.

Established to recognise those who pledge to leave a gift in their Will, our 1966 Society takes its name from when the University received its Royal Charter. For over 50 years, gifts of all sizes from our generous alumni and friends have been making a tremendous impact at Bath.

When pledging a legacy, you can decide where your support goes – whether that’s towards the University as a whole, or an aspect that means the most to you.

Why I’m supporting Bath in my Will

“All my working life I’ve been a teacher and careers advisor so I’ve seen how difficult things can be for students. When I was at Bath I received a maintenance grant and didn’t need a student loan, but things have changed. Student life was so important for my personal development and I’d like others to be able to have that opportunity. That’s why leaving a gift in my Will to fund scholarships is perfect.” Barbara Nunn (BSc Mathematics 1978)

A gift of any size

"I’m delighted to support continuing research in sports biomechanics – a field that means a lot to me," says Dr Aki Salo, former Reader in our Department for Health. He joined our 1966 Society in 2021, pledging his UK assets to the University as a legacy gift. "Anyone could leave a small or larger gift in their Will to benefit future students."

Aki Salo

Inspiring new generations

Supporting students for years to come.

Mechanical Engineering students at work.

From building a human-powered aircraft to compete in the Icarus Cup, to developing ways of reusing coffee grounds, this year six students from our Faculty of Engineering & Design undertook projects, internships and development opportunities that would otherwise have been unachievable.

These were made possible by grants from the Arthur Clements Fund, established in 2019 by a generous gift of £250,000 from the estate of the late engineer Arthur Clements CBE (1926 – 2016).

Arthur was an entrepreneur who left school aged 14 and went on to become chairman of SSS Gears Limited. His children, Nicholas Clements and Caroline Egleston, chose the Faculty of Engineering & Design as the area where their father’s wishes to encourage the art of mechanical engineering and to support young engineers would be most fittingly fulfilled.

His legacy is invested in the University’s Endowment Fund and the annual income derived from this investment will be used to support and inspire students for generations to come.

Planning ahead

“The University has been a significant part of my life for the last 50 years and has been rewarding to me in so many ways,” explains Professor Richard Mawditt OBE (MSc Business Administration 1983; Hon LLD 2008), who is executor of the Dorothy Walters-Godfree legacy for Scholarships in the Arts. “My wife and I have put in hand a ‘little fund’ which provides for an award in the School of Management and also plan a legacy to help future generations to take the University on to even greater achievements.”

Photo of Richard Mawditt outside the Roman Baths

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