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Oxford University plans £150m Schwarzman Centre in Jericho

Oxford University has announced plans for a new university building on the 10-acre site that is the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter off Walton Street, made possible by a landmark £150 million gift from Mr Schwarzman, a businessman and philanthropist. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities (or the Schwarzman Centre) will be a hub for the Humanities - those fields which inform the understanding and appreciation of the human experience - which includes programmes in English, history, linguistics, philology & phonetics, medieval & modern languages, music, philosophy, and theology & religion. It will also house a concert hall and auditorium, as well as performing arts and exhibition spaces designed to used by the University and the public.

Oxford University to build £150m Schwarzman Centre for Humanities