The Bonavero Institute is housed in the Hands Building at Mansfield College, Oxford. The construction of the Hands Building was completed in October 2017, and the Institute was formally opened by Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations at a ceremony on 15th June 2018.
As well as accommodation for the Bonavero Institute, the Hands Building contains student-study bedrooms and the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium, which spans the two lower floors, and a Reading Room on the lower ground floor to accommodate the Institute's visiting academics.
A statue of Eleanor Roosevelt by Penelope Jencks stands outside the Institute. The artwork Township 13 by South African born artist Peter Sacks greets those of us who work at the Bonavero every morning when we arrive.