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Led Zeppelin reunion concert "helps fund £26m Oxford University donation"

Led Zeppelin's one-off reunion concert in 2007 has helped pay for a £26m donation to Oxford University, it has been reported.

The classic rockers played the highly anticipated show at London's O2 Arena in honour of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

And the Daily Mail reports that Ertegun's widow, Mica Ertegun, has gifted around £26m to Oxford University in an effort to create scholarships for humanities students.

Led Zeppelin's comeback show is said to have helped pay for the donation, which reportedly one of the largest gifts in the university's history. Speaking about the project, Mica Ertegun said:

"For Ahmet and for me, one of the great joys of life has been the study of history, music, languages, literature, art and archaeology. In these times, when there is so much strife in the world, I believe it is tremendously important to support those things that endure across time, that bind people together from every culture, and that enrich the capacity of human beings to understand one another and make the world a more humane place."




Watch Led Zeppelin perform 'Kashmir' at the 2007 reunion below:


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