The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust
The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust was established in memory of Elizabeth Creak, the first female High Sheriff of Warwickshire, who ran one of the county’s largest and most successful dairy farms for a number of years. Elizabeth created the Trust to provide ‘Clyde Higgs Scholarships’ in agriculture; support and encourage new blood in farming and finance projects to help farmers survive and ultimately thrive in their challenging modern environment.
Jim Brewster worked at our Wellesbourne campus from 1974-1990. He was an onion physiologist whose passion for knowledge extended into the genetics and breeding of onion crops. His publications were influential and earned Jim a significant international reputation within the Allium research community. Jim Brewster generously left a bequest of £769,000 to the School of Life Sciences to support Crop Science.
Warwickshire resident Ted Pridgeon donated £1.2m to the University of Warwick to fund a research professorship in neuroscience. This position is held by Professor Nick Dale.
Mr Pridgeon made his donation in person when he and his wife Myrtle visited the University to tour the University's Biological Sciences Department and its Medical Research Institute.