Mr Richard Dennis

Emeritus Fellow

Richard Dennis is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College. He was formerly Director of Development from 2000 until June 2018.

Degrees obtained

  • BSc, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • MA, Cantab.


Richard Dennis is an Economics graduate of Queen Mary College, University of London. He has been an Emertius Fellow of Jesus College since 2018, having previously been a Fellow from 2007 and a Fellow Commoner from 2000.

Richard set up the College's first permanent fundraising and alumni-relations operation, marshalling the generous support of Jesuans to refurbish North Court in his first few years of office. Other improvements included renovations to the Chapel - keeping it sound for decades to come - significant upgrading of the College's accomodation in Malcolm Street and Jesus Lane; a major refurbishement of the Boat House; the Chapter House and Song School projects in Cloisters; the endowment and funding of teaching posts; support for undergraduates students through the funding of bursaries either endowed or through the Annual Fund and funding likewise for postgraduate scholarships. Richard's remarkable roster of achievements culminated in the ambitious development of West Court, officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex in October 2017.

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