I spent the morning wondering what I would have done with a £165 million Euro lottery win. Not easy. After totting up the cost of a new house, new car (this one) and money for family, trusts for the kids etc., I reckon I'd still have a good £100+ million left at least. Now, you need to put some of that to work so you can have a guaranteed income enough not to be worried but then there's still plenty to play with. Probably enough to found a decent new Cambridge college and certainly enough to do a lot for a current one. So, what else would be on the list, specifically concerning my day job and my concern for the health of my own area of research?
There would be plenty to make regular and substantial donations to various charities. But there are some specific things that would be worth doing too.
Endow a research fellowship, probably alternating between classics and philosophy for new postdoctoral researchers. Perhaps also endow a university lectureship (we've enough professors) provided that didn't mean the university could think it didn't need to keep funding the ones we have already. Probably best to negotiate a B.O.G.O.F. deal here. They promise to keep funding one, and we'll fund another.
A big chunk of hardship funding for undergraduates.
What else should go on this list?