OUS Cornwall Secretary Richard Cockram receives Distinguished Friend of Oxford award

Congratulations to OUS Cornwall Secretary Richard Cockram (Brasenose, 1962), who has received the prestigious Distinguished Friend of Oxford award, for his work in supporting local alumni and also helping potential students to achieve their aspirations.

The award recognises the role of outstanding volunteers in having a positive and lasting impact on the wider collegiate University.

Richard emphasised that the work he does would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the Cornwall group’s committee.

Richard read Mathematics at Brasenose and is an example of how an alumnus can make a difference to local alumni and potential students, while supporting the University’s strategic priorities.

He has also been a generous supporter of the Brasenose Annual Fund since 2007.

 “I’m not normally given to shows of emotion, but immediately after receiving the award from the Vice-Chancellor I felt tears in my eyes,” he said.

“I was sincerely moved to think that our efforts for the University here in Cornwall were deemed worthy of such an award.”

Recipients of the 2019 Awards were honoured at Meeting Minds in Oxford by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Louise Richardson, last September.

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