Miles Young was an undergraduate historian at New College in 1976. Forty years later he returned as the Warden.

His business career has been spent in advertising and marketing, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather, a leading global communications network. Peter Miles Young is the author of Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age.

More than half of his career has been spent outside the UK, in China, and then in North America. He retains a strong interest in the issues facing developing countries, especially in Asia. More than half of his career has been spent outside the UK, in China, and then in North America. He retains a strong interest in the issues facing developing countries, especially in Asia.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be working alongside Charity Futures to make a real contribution to the academic understanding of charity. Charity plays such an important and inspiring role in our life as a nation so it is surprising that it is so little studied by universities. We aim to correct this neglect through this new Institute.

Within the University, he is Chair of Voltaire Foundation, Chair of Disability Sub-Group and Chair of Development Panel of the Conference of Colleges.

We live in a rapidly changing world but the importance of charities – both historically and for the future – is unquestionable. That’s what makes it such a valid area for study.

The College has recognised the need and the opportunity to bring academic excellence to charity research and studies. There is also a rather delicious circularity in the creation of such an Institute here at New College, since the College itself is a charity and was established by a philanthropic gift  by William of Wykeham in 1379.

Miles Young,
Warden of New College

/ Miles Young