Home to musical, artistic and dramatic expression, with a passion for creative writing and poetry.
Our Culture Fund enables student creativity and expression to flourish, emulating many outstanding alumni who also found their own voices and passions at the Hall. Please support our:
- 20 clubs and societies.
- Choir and musicians, expertly led by the Director of Music, Dr James Whitbourn.
- Awards programme that recognises high achievement across culture and sport.
- Centre for the Creative Brain which brings together people from a wide range of disciplines to think about neuroscience in a wider context.
What does my donation support?
Your donation funds these important projects.
Sport is part of the Hall’s DNA, whether you participate or scream your support from the stand, sideline or towpath.
Our sporting provision is funded from two sources – the Amalgamated Clubs Fund, created through a modest annual fee levied on all undergraduates, and a small endowment fund into which alumni have contributed over the years.
Although this enables a wide range of valuable support – kit and equipment; personal accident insurance; support for and prizes for students competing for the University; rental of facilities and maintenance of our boat house – there is a good deal more that we would like to do so that everyone can play and train adequately, regardless of means.
Teddy Hall sport must be inclusive, fun and competitive and an endowment fund of £1m would allow us to plan with confidence and expand our provision.
Music & Arts Fund
Our Culture Fund enables student creativity and expression to flourish, emulating many outstanding alumni who also found their own voices and creative passions at the Hall.
Whether it is our choir and musicians, expertly led by the Director of Music, Dr James Whitbourn, or our Fine Artists and literature students showcasing their art and literature in the annual A Gallery publication or through art exhibitions, an endowment fund of £1m would allow us to plan with confidence and expand our provision, adding to the reputation of the Hall in the eyes of many prospective applicants.
Public and Community Engagement
Our inaugural ‘Access Hall Areas’ event in 2019 attracted over 1,000 visitors, young and old, enabling a new audience to engage with our research, buildings and culture. We are ready to open our doors once again!
A central feature of our community engagement is the Centre for the Creative Brain. It brings together people from a wide range of disciplines and provides an opportunity for discussion and dialogue. In particular, it aims to explore how neuroscience can further our understanding of the aspects of our lives that make us most human, and how insights from art, music, and literature can enrich our understanding of the brain. Our open events have explored topics such as Shakespeare and the brain, artists with epilepsy (‘Creative Sparks’) and the mystery of hypnosis.
An endowment fund of £100k will enable us to continue and embellish this programme for future years.