University announces unprecedented investment in the Humanities

Radcliffe Humanities at Night

Today the University of Oxford announced the excellent news that the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities is to be established, made possible by a £150 million donation from New York businessman and philanthropist, Stephen Schwarzman. 

This generous gift marks the largest donation to the University since the Renaissance, and it will allow seven of the Humanities faculties, including Philosophy, to come together in a dedicated new building which is to be situated in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The Centre will include a new library, as well as performance and exhibition spaces. The investment will also lead to the creation of an Institute for Ethics in AI – to be housed in the Faculty of Philosophy – allowing Oxford to deploy its unique resources and expertise towards developing an ethical framework on machine intelligence. 

To read the full press release, please visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-06-19-university-announces-unprecedented-investment-humanities 

You can also visit the new Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities website: https://www.schwarzmancentre.ox.ac.uk/ 

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