Library facility honours late Pro-Chancellor

Posted by mjs76 at May 25, 2011 05:05 PM |
Postgraduate zone renamed as Nicholas Corah Graduate School Reading Room.
Library facility honours late Pro-Chancellor

Mrs Penny Corah with David Wilson and the Vice-Chancellor

The Graduate School Reading Room is a section of the David Wilson Library set aside for our postgraduate community. It offers well-equipped formal and informal meeting spaces in addition to a silent study zone.

This afternoon, this part of the Library was formally renamed the Nicholas Corah Graduate School Reading Room in memory of the University’s former Pro-Chancellor, who died in a car crash last year.

Sir Nicholas Corah OBE was a local businessman who was Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Fundraising at the University of Leicester from 2004 to 2008. During this time he raised about £14 million for the University, much of it for the new Library.

In 2008 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws and was presented to HM The Queen when she visited the University to open the Library.

Sir Nicholas’ widow Penny, accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess and David Wilson, principal funder of the Library, formally renamed the Reading Room. In deference to the current exams period the room stayed open throughout the short ceremony.

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