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Legacies to Warwick

How will you be remembered?

Thank you to everyone who has given a gift in their will to the University

Ron Lockhart as a student and nowRon Lockhart's story

"It’s something we can all do."

Ron Lockhart (Maths, 1965; pictured right as a student and today) invites you to think about leaving a legacy to Warwick.

“I had a great time at Warwick. My degree enabled me to think in a different way and to analyse situations carefully – which was especially important in my career as an accountant.

It’s been really interesting to watch the University change over time. When I was a student, the Maths department was the largest one on campus, and we had lots of engaging lecturers - like Professor Zeeman whose lectures were inspirational but also flamboyant!

I think that the Warwick experience gave our cohort very strong starts in their careers – and when I was asked to contribute towards scholarships, I really wanted to help. I didn’t have to pay fees but these days students end up with significant debts, and many talented and intelligent teenagers worry that they can’t afford to go to a University at all.

My legacy will let the scholarship I fund at Warwick continue for some time to come, which I am pleased about. On a financial level, it’s reduced the level of inheritance tax which my family will pay on my estate too, which is a useful consideration for people who are considering leaving charitable gifts in their Will.

I would encourage others to think about a gift in their Will. It’s something we can all do, and if more people give at a reasonable level, it will make a difference.”

Your legacy to Warwick


As an existing Warwick Benefactor, would you consider leaving a gift in your will for the cause you love at Warwick?

Whether it's life-saving research, more chances for students on campus, or the belief that everyone should benefit from higher education, we hope that you will give it some thought.

⋅ Every gift, large or small, can make a difference

⋅ Legacy gifts can reduce the amount you pay in inheritance tax

⋅ Memorial and tribute gifts can be arranged in consultation with the University

Most importantly ... it means that the things you support the most will continue to benefit from your belief in them.

You don't have to talk about your will with us if you would prefer not to - but if we can help, please get in touch. We'd love to know about your planned gift to say 'thank you' as well while we can.

Thank you for thinking about a gift in your will.

Please get in touch if you have any questions

"If you're thinking about leaving a gift in your will to the University of Warwick, I would be really happy to help with any questions you might have.

Natalie RothwellI'm the Legacy Officer here, and I can help in a number of ways - for example, advising with suggested wording for Wills and Codicils, or perhaps helping you find the right project for the area you are passionate about.

My number is 02476 151 941, or you can email me at

I look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about your plans."

Natalie Rothwell
Legacy Officer

Always seek independent legal advice when you're preparing a will. For more information about leaving a gift to Warwick, read leaving a gift in your will or fill in our enquiry and pledge form today.

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