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Sponsor your room

Who's lived here?

Sponsor your old College room and join with other alumni to create your room history.

In some parts of College the student rooms have been occupied by 150 different people, thankfully not all at once. Building on our values of community and involvement, this project invites alumni to create a room-history for future students. A fitting way to celebrate our big birthday.

The sponsors’ names, subjects and matriculation dates will be listed on a plaque immediately outside the room.

Interested? …read on…

Student rooms in all areas of the main College site are included in the project: Liddon, Pusey, Hayward, de Breyne, Arco and Sloane Robinson. Across these quads and buildings, the College has 300 student rooms. If you studied at Keble as a graduate student you may wish to mark your time at Keble by sponsoring one of the new study bedrooms at The H B Allen Centre – that’s another 250 rooms!

If we all join in this could create a wonderful record of Keble students. The project is designed to continue for years to come. Imagine the impact that could have for the long-term.

How much does it cost to join in?

A donation of £2,500 can be made either as a single gift £2,000 + £500 Gift Aid (for UK tax payers), or spread over 5 years with monthly donations of £33.33 + Gift Aid, or over 10 years with monthly donations of £16.66 + Gift Aid.

You can choose the mechanism, amount and duration of your gift to suit your situation.  If you have an existing regular donation to the Talbot Fund, tell us that you’d like to name your room while still supporting your area of choice within the Campaign, be it bursaries, or dance-sport, or the library. If necessary you can upgrade the value of your monthly donation rather than set up an additional direct debit. If you’re based overseas we’d be delighted to work with you to arrange the gift processing, amounts and timing.

How does it work?

Most alumni had at least two rooms in College during their time at Keble. You can use our Room Finder function to find your room, and let us know which room you would like to ‘sponsor’. On receipt of the final payment, we will add your name, year of matriculation and subject to the plaque. The first plaques will be produced in 2020-21 and the list of names will be updated as appropriate. Of course if you wish to sponsor more than one room please call us to discuss a discount!

Use the Room Finder

Progress so far?

Since we launched the project in 2016, we have generated over £560,000 for the Campaign with over 200 alumni choosing to etch themselves into Keble history by sponsoring their room(s). We hope you’ll join them.