The Oxford Thinking Campaign


We are delighted to announce the end of the Oxford Thinking Campaign, which has raised £3.3 billion since 2004. The generosity of our donors is helping us to enrich lives through the provision of scholarships, new teaching and research programmes, cutting-edge facilities, access initiatives, public engagement, cultural collections and much more. Read on to discover more about the impact that these donations are having at Oxford, and beyond.

£3.3 billion


£722 million

raised for research programmes and activities*


1 lion

that led to over $1 million for lion conservation research


200+ academics

collaborating at the
Oxford Martin School


£434 million

raised for buildings, infrastructure and equipment*



of the University's estate built
or improved since 2000


100 graduate scholarship schemes

endowed through the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund Scheme


1 in 4 UK undergraduates

receives a bursary


£24 million

raised for sport*


8600+ participants

in the UNIQ spring and summer schools


51 'big questions'

published on the Oxplore website


£270 million+

raised for gardens, libraries and museums


Visitor numbers

have doubled during the campaign


114 exhibitions

and displays at the
Weston Library


100% increase

in display space at the Ashmolean Museum

Siân Pooley


The tutorial system provides students with a rare level of personalised attention from world-leading academics.

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75 teaching posts

endowed through the Teaching Fund

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