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University of Nottingham

This view was taken looking north across the lake to Trent building, from inside the south pedestrian entrance. Jesse Boot gave £50,000 to start an endowment fund to provide a university in Nottingham. In 1919 he had purchased the Highfields estate in Lenton, with intention of building a model village (like Bournville). This idea was abandoned after the sale of Boots in 1920, and in 1921 Jesse dec…