Magnus Magnusson Fund
Our father was thrilled and touched when, near the end of his life, the University mooted a scholarship and fellowship in his name. We, his children, are delighted that his life-long encouragement of individual excellence will be reflected in the scholarship and his myriad intellectual passions celebrated in the fellowship"Sally, Margaret, Anna,, and Jon Magnusson
This is the moment to support a very special fund in honour of the late Magnus Magnusson.
As a writer, thinker, historian, journalist, television presenter, family man and much more, Magnus Magnusson touched the lives of so many and represented in an exemplary way the ‘lad ‘o’ pairts’. He was perhaps Iceland’s most famous ambassador, whose love of the country of his birth and the country where he grew up was evident in everything that he did. His interests were wide, his thirst for knowledge was never ceasing.
A new scholarship award scheme
Prior to his sad death in 2007, Magnus Magnusson and the Principal of Glasgow Caledonian University discussed a new scholarship Award Scheme. We believe that a suitable memorial to a unique individual would be the Magnus Magnusson Fund, and indeed this has been reflected in both the flourishing Magnus Magnusson student award scheme, and the outstandingly successful Magnus Magnusson Fellowship.
The Magnus Magnusson Fellowship
A small invited group of international leaders met at Glasgow Caledonian University in December 2008 to discuss the role of education in the alleviation of poverty. The inaugural lecture was given by Nobel prizewinner Professor Muhammad Yunus. The first group of Fellows included the philanthropist and entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, Dr William Storrar, director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Palestinian lawyer and writer, a founder of the pioneering human rights organisation Al-Haq, Raja Shehadeh.
These events could not have been made possible without generous contributions from individuals and organisations, and we hope that potential donors who continue to give to the fund will help us to help more young people for their dreams into the future.
Donate to the Magnus Magnusson Fund
You can also make single gift donations to the Magnusson Fund by calling our office on +44(0)141 331 8218.
Completed donation forms should be returned to:
Development & Alumni Relations
Glasgow Caledonian University
William Harley Building, H217
Glasgow G4 0BE
To speak to someone about the Magnus Magnusson Fund in more detail, contact Nina Honeyman on +44 (0)141 273 1014.