With the help of Mertonians around the world and since August 2007 we have:
Mark Reynolds Fellowship in History
In view of the extreme uncertainty in University funding for humanities posts, and the need to maintain with confidence the College's traditional strengths in History in particular, an Appeal was launched in early 2008 to support the Tutorial History Fellowship.
The target of £1.5 million has been raised, helped considerably by a generous lead gift of £500,000 from one of the 1976 London-based Mertonians in memory of his contemporary, Mark Reynolds. Mark was a muscular dystrophy sufferer, who read History at Merton and went on to a glittering career in advertising, but sadly died at the age of 48 in 2005.
One Classics Fellowship is being funded by a generous friend of the College in memory of his mother.
Dr Peter J. Braam Junior Research Fellowship in Humanitarian Issues and the Peter J Braam Scholarship
Dr Braam has given £1.5 million to endow both a Junior Research Fellow and a Graduate Scholarship at Merton. It is the donor's intention that the Scholarship will assist the inhabitants of the world's poorest countries either through the nationality of the scholar chosen, or through the issues studied.
Find more information on this new fellowship on the University website.
The Peter Moores Junior Research Fellowship in Classical Archaeology
Merton College appointed Dr Roderick Campbell as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for three years, in October 2010. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for the holder to devote a substantial proportion of his or her time to producing high-quality independent research in an area of Chinese Archaeology. This appointment marks an exciting era for the School of Archaeology, fulfilling its aims to increase teaching and research in Asian archaeology, particularly China. Furthermore, it adds to Merton's existing strength in Archaeology and in the study of China.
With 18 Choral Scholars, giving outstanding singers the opportunity to develop under the Reed Rubin Directors of music, Peter Phillips and Benjamin Nicholas, and raising the standard of music in the Chapel and at external events and concerts. There is more information on the Chapel and Choir pages of this website.