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The Sir Francis Bacon Club

"Knowledge is power."

Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban, (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), a philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. Sir Francis Bacon died of pneumonia which he contracted whilst testing his theory that freezing could be used to preserve meat.

Sir Francis Bacon is considered to be the father of modern science. As a modern university which was the first in the country to be awarded excellent ratings for its teaching in all three natural sciences, he is a perfect choice for our third giving club.

Donors who are members of our Sir Francis Bacon Club symbolise knowledge and influence.

In return we offer our thanks through:

Your donation can be made in one go, or annually or monthly over a period of up to four years. See more information in our giving table.

Bacon said:

"In charity there is no excess."

Philanthropy shapes lives and futures. Each gift we receive does the same.

If you would like to discuss making a gift at this level and learn more about joining the Sir Francis Bacon club, please contact Fiona Wall on +44 (0)115 848 8810 or

Sir Francis Bacon