The National Trust’s purpose is “looking after special places, for ever, for everyone”. We were founded in 1895 on the simple and enduring idea that people need historic, beautiful and natural places. They offer us perspective, escape, relaxation and a sense of identity. The natural world also gives us fresh air, clean water and clear seas.
We take our responsibility to protect very seriously, and we want beautiful places to look and feel amazing forever. But preserving them is becoming more difficult every year. Our 21st century ambition is to meet the needs of an environment under pressure, and the challenges and expectations of a fast-moving world. We want to continue to maintain the highest standards of care for everything we look after, while working in a way that feels relevant and necessary to people and their day-to-day.
We see sponsoring a Nuffield scholar as key part of helping us achieve our ambitions.