The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.

The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.

John Pinder RIP and Roger Morgan RIP,  March 2015:
The Federal Trust has recently lost two of its most respected and long-serving members, John Pinder OBE and Roger Morgan. John was  a former Chairman of the Trust and Roger had for many years been an active member of the Federal Trust’s Council. Both of them were academics of considerable distinction, but they were also highly politically active in their advocacy of continuing European integration and the role they wished Britain to play in this process. We shall miss them not simply as remarkable and forceful colleagues, but as personal friends who brightened and enriched our lives. For further information about John and Roger click here.

There will be a memorial service in honour of John Pinder on Saturday, 25th April 2015, at 2.30pm, at St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, SW1W 8PF. For planning purposes it would be helpful if you could let us know that you will attend the service (by email on ulrike.rub@fedtrust.co.uk, or by phone on 020 7320 1677).


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