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Summary: the Bader
Study Centre
at herstmonceux castle
the Bader
Study Centre
at herstmonceux castle
The Castle is a legacy made possible by the generosity of one of Queen's
University's most distinguished alumni, Dr. Alfred Bader, and his wife Isabel.
After receiving degrees in engineering chemistry and history at Queen's,
Dr. Bader went on to graduate studies at Harvard, formed his own international
chemical company, and became a world-renowned philanthropist and art
collector. Among his many gifts to Queen's was Herstmonceux Castle.
As a Jewish teenager escaping the Nazis, Dr. Alfred Bader fled to England in 1938,
from where he was sent to an internment camp near Montréal, Québec. There,
the young Austrian native continued his studies and, once released, applied to sev-
eral well-known Canadian universities. Queen's was the only one to offer him ad-
mission."I was determined to do my best,"he later wrote."Two years in the camp,
education without distraction, followed by four years at Queen's, was a great be-


Source: Abolmaesumi, Purang - School of Computing, Queen's University (Kingston)


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences