The Hands Building (formerly known as Love Lane)
We now have an opportunity to make a quantum shift in Mansfield College’s facilities for the benefit of future generations of students. We hope you'll join us in helping provide Mansfield students with modern teaching and living spaces.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends of Mansfield and donors to the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), Mansfield College’s goal of providing a quantum shift in facilities for the benefit of future generations of students is now complete. We launched a major fundraising campaign with a goal of £13 million to provide Mansfield students with modern teaching and living spaces. Now we are nearing the finishing line with £12.8 million raised and £200,000 to go to close the gap. Thank you to all alumni and friends who have partnered with us on this journey.
The Hands Building (formerly known as Love Lane) has been named in recognition of the generous support of Guy (PPE, 1978) and Julia Hands MBE. It incorporates 74 en-suite study bedrooms, and a 160 seat lecture auditorium that will be used for a range of activities such as lectures, seminars, as a cinema, moot court and performing arts space. It has been wonderful to see our students move in at the start of this academic year.
It is also home to The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, which has a seminar room, reading room, study and office spaces. Working in partnership with the Faculty of Law and the new Director, Justice Kate O'Regan, this dynamic global research institute brings together world-class scholars and practitioners with an active interest in bridging the divide between theory and practice in human rights.
The building, designed by Rick Mather Architects, is an exemplar for student and academic accommodation, and a model off sustainability, which will significantly reduce the running costs for the College.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have generously participated in the campaign to date. If you are interested in joining us on this journey, you can still play a part by making a donation all support is warmly welcomed. There is still time to mark your time here by naming a lecture seat, or a name in honour or in memory of a special person. You can read more about how you can participate by clicking on Support the Campaign.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Principal