Legacy Giving

Making a will is a time for reflection about your personal legacy. Including a legacy gift to Durham is a celebration of an institution you treasure and the people you have encountered here. 

Legacy gifts enable the University to continue to grow in stature, providing the environment for its academic staff and future generations of students to discover, innovate and influence.


To discuss putting a gift in your will or inform us in confidence of a completed will which contains a legacy, please contact the Legacies Officers, Louise McLaren and Lynn Shipley.  They can be reached on (+44)(0)191 334 6313, or via emails louise.mclaren@durham.ac.uk and lynn.shipley@durham.ac.uk, or by post at DARO, Durham University, Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Pericles recorded by Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, book II, chapter 43, section 3 (431 BC to 411 BC)


What Could I Donate To?

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Legal Advice and Will Wording

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Types of Legacy Gift

Go to Types of Gift


Dunelm Circle

Go to Dunelm Circle 


Tax Benefits 
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Donate Now

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE

0191 334 6305