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Memorial fund established in honour of Richard Parish

A memorial fund has been established in memory of the late Richard Parish.

Professor Parish was the College’s longest-serving tutorial fellow and Tutor in French from 1976 to 2015. He was appointed Emeritus Professor upon retirement.

Richard was well loved by colleagues and students alike, many of whom shared their happy memories of Richard upon his death. Read more about his life.

The Richard Parish Memorial Fund will enhance the teaching of languages at the College, a pursuit that was a life-long passion for Richard.

The fund is open to all modern languages and linguistics students at St Catherine’s to support the study of language, as relates to their degree. Applications may be made throughout the year and gifts to the fund may support, for example:

  • targeted one-on-one language tuition to support a student who had experienced disruption or low-quality language teaching prior to their time at St Catherine’s
  • attendance at a two-week intensive language course prior to sitting Prelims language exams
  • support with the increasingly burdensome administrative costs of enrolling at a university course in the target language during the year abroad
  • funding for masterclasses from international experts on translation, language, or linguistics.

By a making a gift to the fund today you will be helping to support and secure the teaching of languages at St Catherine’s now and in the future.

How to support the fund

If you wish to donate online:

If you’re based overseas, or prefer not to donate online, see other ways to support the fund.

We thank you for considering supporting this fund and we look forward to sharing its impact on languages here at St Catherine’s.

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