The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

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Life during WWII: our evacuee story

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National curriculum subject area/s: History
Length of session: 3 hours
Max group size: 90 pupils, groups of 30 in rotation

Session outline

Pupils will follow in the footsteps of children evacuated to Waddesdon during WWII. Learn how the rooms were used by the evacuees as you tour the House, before exploring the Aviary. In the afternoon discover more about the lives of evacuees by taking part in a range of activities.