The Professor Blodwen Lloyd Binns Bequest: its contribution to the development of Glasgow Natural History Society

Downie, R., McKinnon, M., Macpherson, P., McCafferty, D. and Weddle, R. (2012) The Professor Blodwen Lloyd Binns Bequest: its contribution to the development of Glasgow Natural History Society. Glasgow Naturalist, 25(4),

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Abstract

Professor Blodwen Lloyd Binns (BLB) left a substantial legacy to Glasgow Natural History Society on her death in 1991. In her will, the bequest was ‘unconditional’, but she made a number of suggestions on how the money could be used both in her will and in additional correspondence. In this paper, we describe how the Society has used the income generated by this generous bequest in the 20 years since BLB’s death. The paper covers the management of the bequest, the income generated and expenditure on the Society’s activities (nearly £214,000). The bequest has supported the Society’s journal The Glasgow Naturalist and other publications, biological recording, overseas expeditions, a lecture series, a multitude of research projects and the Society’s social activities (one of BLB’s specific suggestions). It is no exaggeration to say that the bequest has had a transformative effect on the Society and that, with prudent management, this effect should continue into the future.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCafferty, Dr Dominic and Downie, Professor J and Weddle, Mr Richard
Authors: Downie, R., McKinnon, M., Macpherson, P., McCafferty, D., and Weddle, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Glasgow Naturalist
Publisher:Glasgow Natural History Society
ISSN:0373-241X

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