Europaeum co-founder dies, aged 96

We are very sorry to announce that George Weidenfeld passed away on the 20th of January at the age of 96. Lord Weidenfeld was very much a “founding father” of the Europaeum in 1991-2, alongside Sir Ronald Grierson. They founded the Europaeum as an associaton which would allow European intellectuals, and especially young scholars and future leaders, to meet and discuss issues of common concern across and beyond boundaries. He always regarded the Europaeum as his ‘first baby’ and his many, many, other important initiatives were spawned through his experiences and discussions held under the auspices of the Europaeum. He was proud, as he reaffirmed only last December, that the association was still vibrant some 24 years after its foundation – and he was very impressed with our special Europaeum Day of European Democracy which proved so succeesful at Oxford lat November 23rd. He leaves a gap in our association that will be impossible to fill.