Lincoln College


Oakeshott Room chair campaign

Take a seat in the Oakeshott Room

We have recently opened the Berrow Foundation Building, a major joint development project funded by the Berrow Foundation and the EPA Trust which was completed in March 2015. These two buildings provide us with a new and much needed larger MCR, music practice rooms and a refurbished Oakeshott room.

The College commissioned Luke Hughes (, the distinguished furniture designer, to hand craft 120 chairs to furnish the upper floors of the building, including the Oakeshott Room. The chairs have been constructed from solid European oak, upholstered in leather, and are designed to last for many decades.

We would like to offer alumni and friends of the College the opportunity to ‘name a chair’ for themselves or others and become a lasting part of this project. Naming a chair presents a unique opportunity to commemorate your time at Lincoln, or to honour the memory of a loved one.

For a donation of £500 (plus gift aid, where applicable), or instalments of £13.90 per month for 36 months, the name of your choice will be inscribed on a brass disc displayed on the back panel for the lifetime of the chair.

If you would like to be a part of this unique giving opportunity please complete and print the order form, and send it to the Development Office by post or email to ensure your chair has been named in time for the opening of the building. 

If you are in the United States we have a separate flyer and giving form for this campaign, please download it here.