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Leaving a legacy

Legacy gifts secure the College’s future by:

  • Endowing Fellowships that protect the unique tutorial system
  • Establishing bursaries and scholarships to support talented students
  • Preserving and renovating our ancient buildings to create new teaching and social spaces that enable students and academics to flourish

If you are considering making a provision for Oriel in your will, please contact the team for a confidential conversation.

Oriel is a registered charity, and as such gifts left to the College in your will are completely free of inheritance tax, and the government provides a further incentive when you leave 10 per cent or more of your net estate to charity. A reduced rate of inheritance tax, discounted from 40% to 36%, has applied since 6th April 2012. Estates valued above the ‘nil rate band’ incur an inheritance tax charge, but anything left to spouses or charities is always exempt.

Adam de Brome Society 

Those who have generously stated their intention to leave a gift to Oriel in their Will are welcomed into the Adam de Brome Society.

Members are invited each year, with their guests, to a lunch in College and are encouraged to make use of the Benefactors’ Room if they are visiting.

The names of Society members may be published in the Oriel Record and Annual Donors’ Report, although wishes for anonymity will of course be respected. You will also receive a special tie or scarf which we encourage you to wear with pride at College events.

Further Information

If you or your solicitor require further information, please contact:

Development Office
Oriel College

Tel: +44 (0)1865 276585


further information