Agreement between the University of London and The Warburg Institute

Monday 5 October 2015

The University of London (UoL) and The Warburg Institute are pleased to announce that all remaining legal issues between them were resolved amicably in late July in a joint agreement to withdraw from the High Court appeal process.

The litigation process and subsequent constructive discussions have confirmed our shared commitment to The Warburg Institute’s permanent home within the university and within the School of Advanced Study (SAS), with secure funding in place and an agreed plan for its future management. The 1944 Trust Deed was recognised as the overarching governance document for The Warburg Institute.

Our working arrangements apply the 1944 Trust Deed with mutually agreed operational principles to enable us to work constructively in the present day university and public funding context.

Under the leadership of its new director, Professor David Freedberg, The Warburg Institute is working with the university in inviting existing and new supporters to engage with the institute’s work, and its renewed vision for the future.

If you are interested in supporting our work, please contact Catherine Charlton, institute manager, at

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