E G Stephens Bequest

Cyril Forster Stephens

Cyril Forster Stephens
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Eric Goyne Stephens made many generous gifts to the Roseworthy Agricultural College, (which in the 1990’s became the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide) in memory of his brother, Cyril Forster Stephens.

Cyril was a student at Roseworthy Agricultural College from 1911-1913 and won a gold medal in 1913.  He commenced a Bachelor of Science degree in 1914 and was a recipient of the Ridley Memorial Scholarship in 1914-1915.  Cyril was killed in action in France during World War 1 in 1918.

Eric donated $2,500 to Roseworthy College in April 1975, $2,500 in July 1975 and $6,000 in February 1976. These donations were regarded as absolute gifts to the College as a memorial to his brother. The funds were to be used for library materials in whatever way the College thinks fit and thus creating a memorial library known as the C F Stephens and E G Stephens Memorial Library. In addition, a suitable plaque was installed in the College Library to commemorate the gifts.

In 1987, Eric bequeathed in his Will to the College a legacy of $100,000 to be applied for and towards the Stephens Family Reference Library.

Today, the annual income from the invested sum is used for electronic resources for the Roseworthy Campus Library which supports the research and teaching of the Faculty of Sciences.

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For a confidential discussion about how you can support the University with a gift in your will, please contact the Development team on +61 8 8313 5800 or development@adelaide.edu.au

For more information

Jackie Morris
Trusts Officer
08 8313 5804