Paul Hamlyn was an entrepreneurial publisher and philanthropist, committed to offering new opportunities and experiences for people in need.

During his lifetime, and because of his experiences, he had a strong interest in social justice, challenging prejudice and opening up the arts and education to everyone, particularly young people.

In 1987 he established the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for general charitable purposes. Since then, the Foundation has continuously supported charitable activities in the UK and in India, enabling people, especially children and young people, to enjoy a better quality of life.

Paul died in August 2001, but his magnificent bequest enables us to be independent and bold in honouring his beliefs and aims.