Donor Hugh KendrickHugh studied in the Faculty of Engineering at City & Guilds and graduated in 1961. Since childhood Hugh had a life-long interest in aviation.

 Do you have a fond memory of your time at Imperial that you could share?

My fondest memories while I was a student was flying with the University of London Air Squadron and the friends I made then, some of whom I am still in contact with and visit when I come to London. I loved playing rugby for City and Guilds as well as Imperial and it was while I was a student that I met the love of my life, my wife of 58 plus years!

What advice would you give to a student?

Make time for outside interests and never forget your first responsibility to everyone who helped you arrive to this point. And for yourself, take care of business and graduate!

Class of 1961
City of Guilds College, Class of 1961










What inspired you to make a gift to the Unrestricted Fund?

The importance of education was drilled into me early and I‘ve been fortunate to attend outstanding schools from boyhood up to graduate degrees. So I owe a debt to those institutions and donate, give back, to all of them including Imperial.

The Unrestricted Fund supports the priority areas of the College where the needs is greatest. This includes innovative projects and supporting students who require financial assistance to complete their studies. Find out more about the impact of giving for students.

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