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Wolfson College, Cambridge

History of Wolfson College

General information about Wolfson College can be found on Wikipedia.

The main building was built by Rattee and Kett circa 1980.

A particular feature of the college is the Betty Wu Lee Garden.  Dr Lee Seng, a wealthy Singaporean first visited the college in 1973. In return for the help given to Dr Seng by the plant pathologist Dr Lowings in eradicating a bacterial infection of his plantations spread by ants, Dr Seng gave the college funds to build a library, hall and garden. The garden is named after his wife. (Further information can be found in 111 Places In Cambridge That You Shouldn’t Miss, p 34)

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