The GK Batchelor Lectureship provides for a one-week visit each year by an authority in some branch of fluid mechanics, usually from overseas, to present a keynote fluid mechanics seminar and to interact with members of the Department, particularly with graduate students, during the visit.
This Lectureship was initiated in 1995 by George himself, who made a substantial personal donation, and is now financed by the GK Batchelor Memorial Fund established in 2000, to which many have contributed. However, we need to raise a further £25k in order to secure in permanence the future of this Lectureship.
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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.
A gift of £90,000 from The Parasol Foundation Trust to the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust at the University of Cambridge will create two scholarships for outstanding graduate students to undertake studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects over the next three years.