Nottingham Ambition Giving Day

14 June 2022 marks 100 years since our Trent Building foundation stone was laid. For a century, we’ve built the foundations for a world of possibilities. This June we’re marking the occasion by holding our first Nottingham Ambition Giving Day and would love for you to join.

Notttingham Ambition Giving Day 2022

That day in 1922 was certainly one to remember. Newspapers reported that “shrieks of laughter shook the walls of the university” as the students gave a “wild reception” to Lord Haldane when he arrived to lay the Trent Building foundation stone. He was hauled through the streets of Nottingham on an antiquated fire engine after being supplied with a pewter pot of beer which he “drained with evident enjoyment!”

Later, at a more formal ceremony, Lord Haldane announced an anonymous £100,000 donation. At the time, these funds were intended to aid students in climbing “every rung of the educational ladder.”

These values still very much stand with us today, as we celebrate those who built their foundations at Nottingham and look towards helping others in building theirs.

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Celebrate like it’s 1922 

On 14-15 June 2022, we will be holding our inaugural Nottingham Ambition Giving Day. Together we can build something extraordinary for future generations.

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