Doe Centennial 1912-2012


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"Bishop Berkeley"

An historic portrait of George Berkeley (1685-1753)—namesake of both the Berkeley campus and the City of Berkeley—was installed in the Heyns Room of Doe Library on January 13, 2012 as part of the Doe Centennial celebration.

The portrait of the eminent scholar, churchman, and philosopher best known as Bishop Berkeley, was commissioned and given to the young University of California in 1873 by Frederick Billings, the man who had suggested the name "Berkeley" for the campus site in 1866.

See more on the portrait, Bishop Berkeley, and how he and our campus came to be connected.