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Univ in the City

Univ in the CityOn Tuesday, 18 February 80 OMs attended an evening drinks reception as part of Univ in the City, a speaker and networking series bringing together our community of OMs in the City and beyond. The theme of the evening was “From Reading Modern History to Saving an Ancient House”.

Tim Sanderson (1976, Modern History), Chairman and CIO at Sanderson Asset Management hosted the evening at Skinners’ Hall in London. He and his wife, Dede, acquired Marston House, near Frome, Somerset in 2012. Tim gave insights on his life from working in the City to saving and restoring a manor house of national importance.

Univ in the cityHis talk focused on Univ and the arts/heritage, the history of Marston House, the Earls of Cork and Orrery (and later owners), what it takes to undertake a project of national significance and asked whether reading history at Univ helped in restoring Marston House.

Tim Sanderson (1976, Modern History) is Chairman and CIO at Sanderson Asset Management. Tim has worked in the fund management industry for forty years, establishing his own independent firm in 2000. He has been active in the management of various UK charities since the 1980s.

Univ in the cityBelinda McKay (1987, Maths) said, “Thank you for organising such a fun networking event. It was great to catch up with so many Old Members and to find out what they are doing these days. Tim’s presentation on Marston House was enlightening and entertaining in equal measure. The event spotlighted some of the best qualities Univ has to offer, including a shared sense of purpose and a desire to make a difference.”

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