Miegunyah

The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade

John Poynter, Ben Thomas
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Published

1 December 2015

ISBN

9780522867206

Pages

388

Weight

1342g

Size

252mm x 191mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Miegunyah

The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade

John Poynter, Ben Thomas
The great philanthropic gift of Russell and Mab Grimwade—The Miegunyah Fund—has opened up incredible opportunities for the University of Melbourne.
The great bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade have opened up extraordinary opportunities for the University of Melbourne, enabling an exciting range of initiatives.
Through the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows program, Australia has benefited from the visits of more than a hundred international academics. The University's cultural collections have been enriched by the treasures of the Grimwades' collections of art, rare books and Australiana. Russell Grimwade's passion for chemistry, appreciation of art and sense of obligation to preserve the past has driven the development of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Russell's first allegiance may have been to biochemistry, but he had a wider vision: to fund the 'birth of an antipodean Clarendon Press' at Melbourne University Press. The distinguished Miegunyah imprint has realised his ambition and this book is the most recent volume in that series.
The Grimwades' bequests still remain one of the University of Melbourne's most…
The great bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade have opened up extraordinary opportunities for the University of Melbourne, enabling an exciting range of initiatives.
Through the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows program, Australia has benefited from the visits of more than a hundred international academics. The University's cultural collections have been enriched by the treasures of the Grimwades' collections of art, rare books and Australiana. Russell Grimwade's passion for chemistry, appreciation of art and sense of obligation to preserve the past has driven the development of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Russell's first allegiance may have been to biochemistry, but he had a wider vision: to fund the 'birth of an antipodean Clarendon Press' at Melbourne University Press. The distinguished Miegunyah imprint has realised his ambition and this book is the most recent volume in that series.
The Grimwades' bequests still remain one of the University of Melbourne's most significant gifts. This is the story of Russell and Mab Grimwade and their legacy to the Australian nation.

The story of the Grimwades and their generous parting gifts is far from being a story about money and influence. Rather it shows how bequests can fittingly honour lives and perpetuate values and beliefs.”
Elizabeth Alexander AM

About the author

John Poynter

John Poynter is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Australia Centre at the University of Melbourne, and was formerly Ernest Scott Professor of History and a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University. He spends his time in retirement writing history, biography and sardonic verse. His most recent work is a history of the Rhodes Scholarships in Australia, included in the centenary History of the Rhodes Trust, published in Oxford in 2001.

About John Poynter

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