The Financial Times is delighted to announce a new journalism fellowship to honour the memory and celebrate the legacy of Sir Samuel Brittan. Sir Samuel was a towering figure of post-war intellectual life in Britain, as well as one of the most influential economic writers of his generation. He died in October 2020, aged 86.
As economics editor of the Financial Times for almost half a century, his columns and articles shaped the political life and economic debate in the UK and beyond. As the FT wrote in his obituary, “the central theme of much of Brittan’s writing was his belief in free markets. He believed in the connection between economic, personal and political freedom. He sought to persuade the open-minded reader that the right kind of market economy could be an instrument of human freedom”.
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