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24 August 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Paul Wilkinson died last week.  Professor Wilkinson had been a Trustee of the ANT from its early days and his involvement was critical to the Trust's success, given his wide range of contacts and knowledge of the subject.  He will be sorely missed.

Paul Wilkinson was Emeritus Professor of International Relations and former Director of the University of St. Andrews Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.  He was a world authority in International Relations and a pioneer in the study of terrorism.  Throughout his career he was a strong opponent of terrorism of all kinds and in his publications and contributions to the media, he consistently argued that the democratic response to both domestic and international terrorism should always be guided by the Rule of Law.

Professor Wilkinson was a widely quoted expert in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and was still providing expert comment to the media following the attrocities in Norway in 2011.  He was honoured with a CBE in 2009.


16 June 2011

June 2011 - two new research fellowships have been awarded:

     1.  research into the financing of terrorist organisations

     2.  research into Islamist ideology in the Horn of Africa and Yemen

28 May 2011

William Neave has been filming a documentary with Sir David Jason about escapes from Prisoner of War Camps during World War II.  This will be broadcast on ITV1.  Date still to be confirmed.

17 May 2011

As from 12th May 2011, the new administrator of the Airey Neave Trust will be Sophie Butler.  She takes over from Mrs Hannah Scott who is retiring after 30 years.

Following presentations to Hannah Scott and Veronica Sutherland, a dinner was hosted by Lord Mayhew in the House of Lords to thank them both for their dedication and hard work.

24 January 2011

As from the 12th May 2011, the new Chairman of the Airey Neave Trust will be John Giffard.  He takes over from Dame Veronica Sutherland, who is stepping down after 10 years .   John is Airey Neave's nephew and godson and formerly Chief Constable of Staffordshire.  His knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the Trust.