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Thursday, 8 November 2012, 2:30PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Bridge over Troubled Waters or a Bridge Too Far? Philanthropy During Turbulent Times

Tim Wilson

Philanthropy has always been a feature of public life from faith and good works in medieval times to charitable giving today. This symposium looks at philanthropy in its historical context, reviews the work of the great philanthropists of the nineteenth century in particular, and asks what it has to offer in the world today.

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Tim Wilson is Principal Grants Officer for City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity and the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates.  The Trust was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides over £15m in grants towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London.  As well as managing his own portfolio of grants he leads the Trust’s work on monitoring and evaluation and social investment.

Following degrees in anthropology and development management, Tim spent many years in the social sector in the UK, Nepal and the Balkans.  Before joining City Bridge Trust he spent five years as a senior manager with a consultancy providing evaluation and quality assurance support to charities.  Tim is on the board of War Child, an award winning UK charity with strong connections to the music industry.

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8 November 2012

Bridge over Troubled Waters or a Bridge Too Far? Philanthropy During Turbulent Times
Tim Wilson

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