Donor Reception held at Fitzwilliam Museum

In November, the third UEA Legacy Reception took place in Cambridge to thank alumni and friends of the University who have agreed to leave, or who are considering leaving, a legacy to the University in their Will.

Following the success of the previous two receptions at Lambeth Palace and the Museum of London, this year the Reception was held at the Fitzwilliam Museum thanks to the generosity of the Museum's Assistant Director of Central Services and UEA alumna Kate Carreno (EUR79 and MGT93). During the visit guests enjoyed afternoon tea and a guided tour of the Museum.

In welcoming guests to the event, Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Acton said: "UEA was founded to ‘do different'. As we approach our 50th birthday next year, now is a good time to evaluate what we have so far achieved, and what we might go on to achieve by ‘doing different' over the next fifty years. Being just like everyone else is an easy path to take. Difference is harder, and it costs. This is why we are launching ‘The Difference' Campaign in our anniversary year."

Professor Acton continued: "You are amongst a select group of individuals who have made or are considering making a gift in your Will to the University. You will eventually be making a difference to the lives of future students of the University and enriching the quality of education we are able to provide. We are all here today to enable the University to say a very big thank you for the support you give us."

For information on how to leave a legacy to the University, please contact Joyce Griffin, Development Manager, on +44 (0)1603 592114 or by email at or visit