Sir Duncan Rice Memorial Fund

Sir Duncan Rice Memorial Fund

The University of Aberdeen is honoured to establish the Sir Duncan Rice Memorial Fund in memory of our esteemed former Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Sir Charles Duncan Rice was a true visionary whose impact on the University of Aberdeen and our wider community will never be forgotten.

During his leadership of the University from 1996 to 2010 he championed the Sixth Century Fundraising Campaign on a scale not previously seen in Scotland, the flagship project of which was the £57 million state-of-the-art library named in his honour.

The £150 million Campaign is still regarded as one of the most successful in UK higher education. Sir Duncan also masterminded a period of transformational change at Aberdeen, during which time the University significantly advanced both its international standing and outlook and embarked on a £230 million capital programme which, in addition to the construction of the Library, saw the completion of the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, the co-creation of Aberdeen Sports Village and the construction of the Suttie Centre.

Professor Sir Duncan Rice’s commitment to international outlook and excellence on the global stage, together with his enthusiasm for widening access to education and extending the University’s cultural role in the community continue to have an incredibly positive impact today.

Donations to the University of Aberdeen will support the Sir Duncan Rice Library via The Sir Duncan Rice Memorial Fund. If you would like to support the Fund please donate online now and choose 'Sir Duncan Rice Memorial Fund' from the drop-down list. Or to discuss further, contact Claire Henderson, Development Officer, on +44 (0) 1224 274253 or email

Thank you.