Radcliffe Observatory reception to thank supporters

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Green Templeton was pleased to bring together current supporters with a range of students benefiting from funding through college on Thursday 9 November.

Principal Sir Michael Dixon welcomed guests in the Tower Room of the Radcliffe Observatory and outgoing Black Students’ Society President Gloria Ngaiza (DPhil Clinical Medicine, 2021) was the featured speaker.

Gloria told supporters,

Michael Dixon And Gloria Ngaiza‘I stand before you today with a heart full of gratitude as we express our deepest thanks to all our generous supporters. Your unwavering support has been the driving force behind the success of the Black Students’ Society.

‘This young and vibrant society started its journey just over three years ago, aiming to foster diversity and inclusion. Since the beginning, we have received support from the annual fund that enabled us to organise social and academic activities.

‘This year, we proudly launched the Black Students’ Journal, providing a platform for Black students and alumni to enhance their writing skills and promote diversity. The impact of this initiative has been profound.

‘Moreover, we have received support for social and welfare activities, such as the movie nights, the Oxford tour and punting, for new and continuing students. These activities created memorable experiences and built a strong sense of community. We also ran the “Different Equal” campaign to raise awareness throughout the college.

‘None of this would have been possible without the generous contributions of our supporters.
‘We are deeply grateful for your support, which has allowed us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of black students and our entire college community.’

Other beneficiaries attending included those holding scholarships, having fieldwork enabled by travel grants, and by representatives of the Graduate Common Room, Green Templeton Boat Club, the Richard Doll Society, Allotment Club and Human Welfare Conference.

The college is grateful to all its supporters.

Created: 15 November 2023