OCBS' Lectureships Campaign aims to establish within the University of Oxford a centre of excellence for the study of Buddhism. The goal is to raise funds to endow permanently each one of three Lectureships (in Chinese and Far Eastern Buddhism, Pali and early Buddhism and Buddhist Art and Archaeology).
Thanks to the efforts of Richard Gombrich, and the generosity of a benefactor, Oxford today has the only chair in Buddhism in the whole of Europe. In order for a centre of excellence to be established we need to expand the scope of Buddhist studies at Oxford.
If you wish to make a major gift please call Richard Gombrich
The full endowment of a Lectureship would enable the donor to specify the title of that Lectureship.
Below are articles providing a backdrop for the various posts. Please click on the title of the one you are interested in.
We are also collecting funding to go to the teaching of these subjects through short-term appointments. If you would like to contribute to this please click on the Donate Button found at the bottom of each Lectureship page.
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HH the Dalai Lama
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan
Mr Toshihide Numata, President of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Hon. DCL(Oxon)