Our core belief is the importance of learning. Ever since the first scholarships in the 1980s, our key aim has been to encourage and promote learning.

Seed Funding for a film on Contraction and Conversion

Contraction and Conversion is a framework for cutting global carbon emissions that balances the needs of each individual with the biosphere’s tolerance of greenhouse gases. C&C was devised by Aubrey Meyer, a musician turned environmentalist who was nominated by a cross party group of MPs for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.C&C addresses the key issue of how to share the burden of cutting global carbon emissions amongst all countries in a way that is proportionate and just. The best introduction is a short graphic sequence here:www.candcmovie.comThere are several proposals in play for cutting carbon emissions, but C&C is increasingly seen as the way forward following Cancun and is gaining political support because of its simplicity, equity and compelling rationale. The Gilardini Foundation is determined to help communicate C&C to the widest possible global public.

Funding of the Scuola Italiana a Londra

The Scuola Italiana a Londra was founded Francesca Nelson Smith, a university friend of Pietrojan Gilardini. She worked on it for several years before the school opened in September 2010. For more information: www.scuolaitalianalondra.org (edit)lsi




Pier Giorgio Frassati Travel Scholarship (“PGFTS”)

The PGFTS was founded in 1991 and is awarded each year to a student at Pembroke College. Pier Giorgio Frassati was Pietrojan’s great uncle. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 20 May 1990 and has since become the patron of Catholic students. He died aged 24 in 1925 after a short but intense life.For more information please see: www.pmb.ox.ac.ukFor more information about Pier Giorgio see: Wikipedia