We are naturally appalled by what has been happening in Ukraine and by the loss of life and suffering inflicted by the Russian military across the country. As an institution whose purpose is the support of education, learning and research we have a particular concern for those in higher education, and the disastrous effect the hostilities will have on the lives of thousands of displaced students and scholars.
As the unfolding situation has grown ever more dire, we have been looking at what we can do. As a result we have decided to establish a fund for displaced doctoral students and refugee scholars. While Ukraine is uppermost in our minds, we know that there are many other areas of conflict where people are in great difficulty and where the resources of the College can help. The fund will add to the support the College already makes available through the Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee Scholarship and the Simon Goldhill Fund for students most in need of support, particularly those who are refugees or the children of refugees.
We know that many of you are asking what you can do to help. Please contribute if you would like to, and as ever, your help and involvement are deeply appreciated.