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Philanthropists as change-makers: past and present

Tweets from a seminar on the historic and contemporary practices of philanthropists leading social change - part of a series to accompany 'Philanthropy: The City Story' exhibition 4 November 2013 - with additional material from around the Web.


  1. Robert Dufton, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School, introduces a stellar panel of grant makers, historians and researchers.
  2. Philanthropy: The City Story - Cathy Ross
  3. Historian and author Frank Prochaska highlights the less obvious aspects of City Philanthropy - the role of women and the working classes.
  4. Nick Acland, Director of The Henry Smith Charity, compares grant-making priorities and practices over the last 400 years.
  5. Read on for Professor Pharoah's analysis of trends in corporate giving