The John Blundell Studentships


We are pleased to announce the creation of the John Blundell Studentships. Named after the former Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, who died earlier this year, the Studentships are designed to help talented pro-freedom students who are unable to fund themselves for postgraduate work. We aim that this support will help create intellectual ambassadors for freedom among the rising generation.

John was a tireless promoter of the free society and the free economy. An incalculable number of teachers, students, activists, professionals and even politicians were first brought to an understanding of these ideas, and to their own commitment to them, through the work of John Blundell.

This initiative will continue his life's work, of developing minds and ideas, into the future. There is no more fitting memorial. His wife, Christine Blundell, says "John would have been delighted."

More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, we welcome your suggestions, pledges of support and memories of John. Just drop me a line at