Dr Anthony Batchelor at the College of Benefactors ceremony 

School of Mines welcomed into college of benefactors

The Camborne School of Mines Trust was welcomed into the University of Exeter College of Benefactors at the recent summer graduation ceremony, held at Truro Cathedral. The Trust was represented by the Chairman of Trustees, Dr Anthony Batchelor.

The Camborne School of Mines Trust has donated more than £2.5m to the University since 1993, in the form of grants for the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff, travel, field trips, prizes and student association. In 2014, the trust made a donation of £500,000 to the University through a specific donation from a former student to support the Holman Test Mine, located south of Camborne, not far from the Penryn. This will contribute to the redevelopment of facilities to support research and teaching for students to learn how to drill, charge and fire explosive rounds, as well as learning how to survey the mine using both traditional and cutting-edge methods, such as using laser 3D scanning equipment.

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