Our Patrons

Councillor Mohammed Saghir.- Lord Mayor of Nottingham

See the Lord Mayor’s Biography here. (http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors-and-leadership/the-lord-mayor-of-nottingham/)

The City Council has maintained its support since the inception of the scheme more than half a century ago

Councillor Yvonne Woodhead – Chairman Nottinghamshire County Council

See the Chairman’s biography here. (http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-structure/council-key-roles/chairman-of-the-county-council)

Haven Roosevelt

The late FDR’s grandson, and graduate of Harvard College (’62) and Harvard Law School (’66), Haven Roosevelt is admitted to practice in the courts of New York and the Federal District Courts for the Southern District of New York the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of Alabama, the Second, Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He was an associate with the New York law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft from 1966 through 1975, a partner with that firm from 1975 through 1995 and Counsel with that firm from 1995 through 1997. At Cadwalader, he concentrated in the fields of antitrust, commercial litigation and construction litigation involving major capital intensive projects. He has appeared before federal and state administrative bodies.

Our Vice Patron

Sir Paul Smith

Both commercially successful and highly respected within the fashion industry, Sir Paul’s reputation is founded upon his menswear and his signature stripe in his menswear, women’s wear and accessories is famous worldwide.”Travel is still definitely my greatest source of inspiration and as I am travelling for many months of the year, I can say with experience that the scholarship is extremely worthwhile and will be very rewarding for the recipient”.