Eton has benefited from legacies since its very earliest days and each year they contribute a significant amount to our highest priorities. A gift in your will can support Eton broadly or a part of the College most meaningful to you.
The Henry VI Society
I am delighted to serve as president of the Henry VI Society, which has been established as a way of thanking all those who have decided to leave Eton a legacy. Each year the Henry VI Society committee invites our members to various annual events at Eton, including Carols in College Chapel, lectures and lunches. We would be pleased to welcome you to the Society and future events.
When I think of my legacy and how I might like to be remembered, I recognise how much I owe to my school days. It is an enormous privilege for me to be associated with the refurbishment of the Rackets Centre through my legacy. Like me, I hope you appreciate the way your time at Eton was transformative and that you will consider leaving a legacy to an area of the School most meaningful to you.
The Earl Cadogan (OVO 55)
Our New Chairman
It was announced in March 2023 that Richard Briance (RDFW, ORSB 71) will become the Chairman of the Henry VI Society. Richard is successor to Sir John Nutting KC, who retired at the end of 2022 after 10 years of service.
If you are considering leaving a gift to Eton in your will, our Legacy Manager would be pleased to speak with you about your intentions, although we are unable to offer legal or financial advice. You can also discover more about legacy giving to Eton in our brochure below.
Spring Lecture 2023
The Henry VI Society were delighted to welcome Lord Roberts to Eton College for their annual event. The lecture based on Lord Roberts’ book, The Misunderstood Reign of George III was well received by society members, who then enjoyed afternoon tea with The Provost in Election Hall.
If you are considering a legacy to Eton, please get in touch with either the Chairman of The Henry VI Society, Richard Briance (RDFW, ORSB 71), or our Legacy Manager, Victoria Farmer – both can be reached by emailing us here.
Spring Lecture 2021
Michael Crumplin’s Henry VI Society Spring Lecture about the Battle of Waterloo, delivered on 28 April 2021.
Saying Thank You
A will is very personal, and we understand if you prefer to keep your plans private. If you do wish to let us know about a pledged legacy, we will be able to keep you and your family informed on the impact your gift could make as well as welcome you to our Henry VI Society, which honours those who have made a gift to Eton in their will through a series of annual ‘thank you’ events.
You can use the button below to fill out a legacy pledge form and let us know of your intentions. You will never be asked how much you have pledged and your information will be treated confidentially.