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Day House Named

Published by Uppingham School on Friday 15th of March 2024

Dr Li has served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of a number of leading international public companies, as well as well-known Hong Kong and mainland companies. He has been Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong since 2001.


In 1982, Dr Li founded The Prince Philip Scholarship to support bright Hong Kong students to study for an undergraduate degree at Cambridge. To date, more than 250 students have benefitted from the scheme, which covers up to the full cost of an undergraduate education.


In the course of his lifetime, Dr Li has been awarded many honours including honorary doctorates by the University of Cambridge and Imperial College. He was made a Knight Batchelor in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2005 for services to British education, received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Japanese Emperor that same year, and was appointed Commandeur dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the French Government in 2012.


Dr Li has a 70-year-long connection with Uppingham School, during which time he has known and offered support and counsel to seven headmasters. An ever-generous OU, Dr Li founded the Friends of Uppingham School in Hong Kong in 2005 and served on the board for the next 14 years. He has supported numerous capital projects and bursary campaigns, countless pupils from Hong Kong have followed in his pioneering footsteps and attended Uppingham, and he was awarded a Fellowship of Uppingham in 2014.


His generosity and leadership have been of immense value to Uppingham over many decades and we are delighted to recognise his importance to the School with the naming of the new Day House in his honour.

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