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Cambridge University receives £85 million donation

Cambridge University has received one of its biggest ever donations.

£85 million has been given by the estate of Ray Dolby - the man behind Dolby Sound - who did his PhD there. The money will be used to redevelop the Cavendish lab where he studied.

It will be named the Ray Dolby Centre. His son said many of his father's ideas came from his time at Cambridge.

My father's time at the Cavendish provided him with an environment where he got a world-class education in physics, and many of his successful ideas about noise reduction were stimulated by his Cambridge experience.

Our family is pleased to be able to support the future scientists and innovators who will benefit from the thoughtfully designed Ray Dolby Centre.

– David Dolby