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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]


November 19th, 2021

The latest episode of the Read Smart podcast is out now. Listen to this week's exciting winner episode, where host Razia Iqbal speaks to the winner of this year’s prize, Patrick Radden Keefe about his work Empire of Pain and how he feels in the days following this life-changing announcement. Razia is also joined by some of the other incredible shortlisted authors live from the winner's ceremony, which was generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.  [...]


November 18th, 2021

The event was the initiative of the Blavatnik Archive, which hosted the event with the support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) and the David Berg Foundation. Nearly 40 historians and leading experts from universities, archives, libraries and museums in nine countries, including the UK, took part to examine the relatively undiscussed contribution of Jewish men and women to fighting the Nazis. [...]


November 16th, 2021

The winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe, published by Picador. The announcement was made at the winner event hosted at the Science Museum and generously supported by The Blavatnik Family Foundation. Watch the full ceremony here. Empire of Pain details the calculated acts of one of the most prominent philanthropic families of the 20th & 21st centuries. Formerly known for their generous donations to global arts institutions, Keefe explores how the Sackler family's wealth is truly rooted in corruption, greed, ruthless ambition, and the devastating opioid crisis that swept the United States. [...]


Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice
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