Djanogly Learning Resource Centre on Jubilee Campus next to the lake.

May 10, 2017, by Lucy Bray

Djanogly: The Man Behind the Name

You may have noticed a similarity in the names of some buildings on our campuses and the wider area. They pop up all over our city! Djanogly Learning Resource Centre being a prime example. So just who is the person behind this memorable name?

Picture of philanthropist Sir Harry Djanogly

Sir Harry Djanogly 

Sir Harry Djanogly was born on 1st August 1938 and is a British textile entrepreneur. Sir Harry merged his Nottingham manufacturing company with other companies in 1986 to form the world’s leading thread manufacturer Coats Viyella.

The University of Nottingham have honoured Sir Harry in the College of Benefactors and awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Law for his contributions to Education.

Amongst these contributions, and perhaps the most significant, is the Djanogly Learning Trust. The trust aims to help provide all children with outstanding education. He has also contributed to the funding of Educational issues and buildings around the University and the wider Nottingham.

Photo of the Djanogly Learning Resource Centre at night

Photo credit: Martine Hamilton-Knight

Campus Buildings 

You will find The Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Learning Resource Centre (DLRC) at Jubilee Campus. It functions as a library, housing the Education and Computer Science collections and provides copious study space for students. A 24/7 computer suite boasts fantastic 360 degree views of the lake.

Sir Harry’s name is also linked to Galleries and Academies in Nottingham such as:

So the next time you’re heading into DLRC or taking in the latest exhibition at Lakeside, be inspired by Nottingham talent, Sir Harry Djanogly.

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