Oxford college to be renamed after budget airline tycoon who made £155m donation
Linacre College, founded in 1962, will change its name after a ‘landmark gift’ from female billionaire who owns ‘bikini airline’ VietJet Air
So, back when, a bloke had made his pile and went to Cambridge to say he’d like to make a donation.
“A donation, oh, how kind. Very welcome.”
“You need to name the new college after me of course.”
“New college? No, we’ll be adding a wing to Trinity or some such”
“I’m thinking of donating £squiddeldepop”
“What did you say your name was?
Now I don’t guarantee the truth of any of that at all and I heard it very third or fifth hand. Yet it does seem entirely and wholly sensible. Trading vast sums of money to be used for education for a bit of an ego rub? Bargain.