The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, former British Prime Minister and Chairman of the College’s World questions | King’s answers fundraising campaign, said: ‘I am enormously grateful for the Yeoh family’s generous gift to King’s College London, and for the creation of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics Philosophy & Law. This reflects the Yeoh family’s passion for excellence in higher education.’
Francis Yeoh, representing the Yeoh family at a reception this morning at King’s, said: ‘My family is delighted to be able to make a gift to create the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law at King’s College London. The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre will play a leading role in investigating large ethical and moral questions about which tomorrow’s lawyers must be knowledgeable.
‘The new Politics, Philosophy & Law degree will offer students an interesting combination of topics to study. We are delighted by the impressive ambitions that King’s has for its School of Law, and are excited by the chance to contribute to this innovative project.’
Mark Yeoh, who graduated from King’s College London with an LLB (Hons) in 1987 said: ‘As a King’s College London alumnus, I am proud to be part of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law. I remember fondly my days at King’s and am delighted at the prospect of being able to contribute towards assisting others in their educational goals. The new degree is pushing boundaries in the study of law and I am ecstatic that the Yeoh family is able to bring to fruition its passion for higher education and learning.’
Professor Sir Richard Trainor Principal & President of King’s College London said: ‘This gift is fantastic for King’s and The Dickson Poon School of Law. We are hugely honoured and grateful to the Yeoh family for their generosity and vision in creating this new Centre, where we hope to attract the brightest and best legal scholars from all over the world.
Today we can celebrate this gift as another very significant step in the progress that the School is making towards achieving its aim of being one of the world's leading law schools.’...