The Christopher Ainsley Memorial Fund

Portrait of Christopher AinsleyChristopher studied Geography at Christ Church from 1976 to 1979.

He loved his time at Oxford, believing his studies at the House were instrumental in his later successes in life. So much so, that Christopher gave back to Christ Church as soon as he could, supporting the American Friends scholarships, the Boat Club, the Geography Tutorial posts, and above all the wonderful Jubilee Bridge, which was opened in 2014, and is pictured below.

Mary Beth and the family have now decided that they would like to improve the area around the bridge with the planting of some specimen trees and the addition of a beautiful oak bench, as a lasting memory of Christopher.

You are invited to contribute to the Christopher Ainsley Memorial Fund, and the details of how to do so are below. If you have any questions please feel free to address them to either Philippa Roberts at or Martin at

Image of the Jubilee BridgeImage of the Jubilee Bridge on the lake


Gifts from the UK and elsewhere:

UK Donation Form (Please return to the Development Office)

Donate Online


Gifts from the USA:

Details of how to support the Fund may be found on the American Friends of Christ Church website and especially the 'How to Give' page.

Queries should be directed to: and his assistant:


The Ainsley family and Christ Church thank you for your support in helping to produce a fitting memorial for Christopher.