By including the IHR among the beneficiaries mentioned in your Will, you can play a direct and vital part in helping to ensure our long-term success and security. Past legacies have been a major contributing factor towards helping the IHR to flourish, and they allow one to leave a lasting memory which will be shared by other lovers of history.
Your solicitor can best advise you how to include the IHR in your Will, and we would be happy to work with either or both of you to suggest wording. As charitable gifts are deducted from the value of your estate before tax liability is calculated, a gift made in this way could reduce the total amount of tax liable on your estate. An existing Will can be amended with a codicil to reflect a change in your wishes.
If you have already left a gift to the IHR in your Will, or if you are considering doing so, please let us know. If you are interested in directing your gift to a specific purpose, we would strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss this, in order to ensure that we are able to fulfill your intentions. All discussions will be private and confidential.
It is hard to imagine what the condition of academic history in Britain in the twentieth century would have been like without the IHR Professor Patrick Collinson, CBE, Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Cambridge