Norham St Edmund student accommodation and communal facilities

We will only be able to reach our goal of £15m with the support of our alumni and friends. Gifts as small as £50 can make a real difference in this once-in-a-generation development, helping to make the Hall more accessible and environmentally sustainable.

For larger gifts see our Naming Opportunities below and contact the Development Office.

Giving Opportunities

Here are some examples of what smaller donations could support:


Estimated Donation Amount

Water Butt for rainwater harvesting £50
Hung tile, bat brick or swift brick £100
Insect or mammal refuge £250
Photovoltaic panel for the green roof £500
E-bike Charging Point £800

Naming Opportunities


Donation Amount

Norham St Edmund ‘Quadrangle’ (the entire site) £10,000,000


Villa (new Passivhaus building)

Number 17 (Victorian villa)

Number 19 (Victorian villa)

West House (new Passivhaus building)

Park House (new Passivhaus building)







Junior Common Room or Middle Common Room £250,000 (each)
Village Square £250,000
Courtyard £250,000
Student Flat Cluster £100,000 (each)

Green Roofs

To be situated on the new buildings: Villa, Park House or West House.

Ecology Pond £50,000
Upper and South Lawns £50,000 (each)
Front Garden £50,000
Woodland Edge £50,000
Swale (a water channel that runs through the site to the pond) £50,000
Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom £30,000
Student Bedrooms (located in new Passivhaus buildings) £25,000 (each)
Cluster Kitchen £20,000
Tree £10,000 (each)
Retrofitted Villa Student Bedroom (UK’s Part L Building Regulations compliance ) £8,000
Garden Seat £5,000
Commissioning a piece of art – please get in touch with the Development Office.  

A gift of £50, 000, for example, will name the Ecology Pond, whether a single gift or as five annual donations of £10,000. 

UK taxpayers can further reduce their gifts through tax-efficient donations. St Edmund Hall can claim Gift Aid and the donor can reclaim it against their tax liability. For example, if the Higher Rate of income tax (40%) is being paid and a donor makes a gift of £40,000, the Hall can claim £10,000 in Gift Aid, making the value of this gift £50,000.

Supporting the NSE project with regular giving seems to me to be a perfect way to give a little back to St Edmund Hall for all it did for me. Norham St Edmund, when it is completed, will put the Hall on the cutting-edge in environmentally-responsible building, create badly-needed housing for students, put JCR and MCR students in a unified community, and provide revenue-producing conference space, all in a stunning North Oxford location on the Parks border. There are a lot of good reasons to give to the Hall, and the NSE project is most assuredly one of them.

Bob Gaffey (1975, Jurisprudence)

More Information

Please contact, Andrew Vivian, Fellow and Director of Development
+44 (0)1865 279096
St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, OX1 4AR

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