Cambridge University receives largest ever donation

Cambridge University Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge University has received one of its largest ever donations.

35 million pounds has been given to Pembroke College from the estate of American inventor and sound pioneer Ray Dolby.

Mr Dolby received his PhD from Cambridge in 1961. Four years later he founded Dolby Laboratories in London and invented the Dolby System, a new way of recording high quality audio.

A proposed new court at the college will be named in his honour.

Ray Dolby Credit: PA

"The University of Cambridge played a pivotal role in Ray's life, both personally and professionally.

At Cambridge, he gained the formative education and insights that contributed greatly to his lifelong groundbreaking creativity, and we also began a wonderful lifetime together there."

– Dagmar Dolby, Wife of Ray Dolby