Sir Brian Young 1922 - 2016

13 January 2017

Former Director of the Nuffield Foundation Sir Brian Young passed away in November 2016. 

Sir Brian Young was Director of the Foundation from 1964 to 1970. Under his leadership the Foundation funded many influential projects, including a survey of race relations in the UK, the General Practice and Teaching Unit at Guy's Hospital, the Mathematics Research Centre at Warwick University, the Nuffield Institute for Medical Research in Oxford, the Institute for Community Studies, Nuffield Primary Mathematics, and Nuffield O Level Physics. 

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sir Brian was Headmaster at Charterhouse. He left the Foundation in 1970 to become Director-General of the Independent Broadcasting Authority. Upon his retirement Sir Brian was appointed Chair of Christian Aid. 

We extend our condolences to Sir Brian's family. A full obituary can be read on The Times website (paywall)