St Anne’s College receives a transformational donation from The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education to create ‘The St Anne’s Uehiro Endowment for Future Generations’

St Anne’s College is pleased to announce the launch of The St Anne’s Uehiro Endowment for Future Generations, a new fund which has been made possible by the generous support of The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education.


The fund will offer opportunities to graduate students in Humanities subjects which focus on developing critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, aiming to provide students with a well-rounded education. It will support doctoral students from the UK and overseas, providing much-needed financial assistance and helping people to grow in vital, but underfunded areas of scholarship.


The St Anne’s Uehiro Endowment for Future Generations will also enable St Anne’s College to fully endow the Tutorial Fellow in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Tutorial Fellowships in History at St Anne’s will also benefit from the funding, which will enable the College to further endow these posts. This will help to ensure the future security of Humanities subjects at St Anne’s and represents an enormously welcome step forward in this area.


About The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education


Founded in Japan in 1987, the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education strives to enhance societal development by fostering academic research, educational initiatives, and socio-cultural activities centred around ethics. With a commitment spanning over two decades, the foundation has played a pivotal role in supporting multiple Oxford-based initiatives. It facilitated the creation of the Oxford Uehiro Chair for Practical Ethics in 2002, followed by the establishment of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics a year later. Its association with St Anne’s has also been lengthy. Our Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Professor Roger Crisp, has worked closely with the Foundation and the College to further Professor Crisp’s work and his role with the Centre.


St Anne’s College wishes to express its deepest appreciation to The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education for its enduring commitment to the College. This is the next step in a continuing and blossoming friendship. This transformational  support will help the College as we strive to achieve our aspiration to understand the world and change it for the better, as the home of choice for the brightest students from all backgrounds and in all disciplines.