Reporter 417, 23 March 1998


Art-lover's legacy lives on

A Leeds benefactor's love of music and art is living on through scholarships for graduate students at the University. Since Audrey Burton inaugurated a substantial scholarship fund in memory of her late husband Stanley Burton, six awards for PhD study in music and fine art have been made.

Stanley Burton made many generous gifts to the University, especially to the Department of Fine Art, and it was his wife's wish that preference for the scholarships be given to graduates in Music and Fine Art with an emphasis on practical application.

Elizabeth Price was awarded a Stanley Burton Scholarship in 1995 and the results are now on show at the Leeds City Art Gallery. Elizabeth, who previously studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and the Royal College of Art, is exhibiting her installation work, 'Assassin', at the Leeds City Art Gallery until the end of March.

Stanley Burton was a member of Council from 1952 to 1987 and served on Court from 1987 until the time of his death in 1991. One of his last visits to the University was made in 1991 when he opened the Montague Burton student flats, named after his father who was also a great friend of the University.

The Scholarships provide an annual maintenance grant with fees being waived.

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