Update on the John Bradfield Court Project
Sir John Bradfield, as Senior Bursar of Trinity College, was instrumental in the founding of Darwin College in 1964, and remained actively involved with Darwin for the following half century. Sir John died in 2014 aged 89. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of Darwin in 1973. With the generous support of Trinity College, the John Bradfield Court is being created as a lasting memorial to his remarkable foresight and outstanding contribution.
The John Bradfield Room
At the heart of the development is a free standing building that will accommodate a multifunctional room, big enough to host a lecture for 65 people.A sculptural roof will rise above glazed walls - a memorable interior space, top lit and calm.The pavilion will enclose a paved entrance court to the Study Centre and the Old Granary, and the works extend to the comprehensive refurbishment of the student accommodation in the Old Granary.
Trinity College has supported our vision with a generous donation of £1.5 million. Of this amount £500,000 was subject to the College raising £500,000 in matched donations, which we achieved in 2017 thanks to the generosity of alumni and other well-wishers. The works commenced in summer 2017. New students will move into The Old Granary in early 2019 and the Bradfield Court Room will be finished in early Summer 2019.